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The Arc of Injustice: How Racism Kills

The tragic deaths of Oscar Grant, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and untold others, still grieve our national conscience. But more black men die in America from heart disease than from police brutality, and we never mention those parallel realities in the same breath, let alone collectively mourn those dead. 723 more words

Medicine And Me

Health Disparities and Environmental Justice in the Bronx

by Danielle Pasquel

The direct link between socioeconomic status and human health has been well established in the field of public health. Poor communities face an array of distinct economic and social challenges that have quantifiably adverse effects on overall health and health outcomes. 3,732 more words

The Case of the Disappearing Volcanoes: Stories from Inside the Dustbowl

Up until two weeks ago, the weather in Leon was hilariously predictable: sunny and muy caliente. I grew very accustomed to being met with a volcano vista at each street corner brought to me by the cloudless Leonese skies. 1,111 more words


Social Determinants of Health

I recently submitted an assignment on the social determinants of health and how they shaped my understanding and overall health today. I thought I would share my assignment below. 537 more words


Don't be surprised by Abbott's comments about 'lifestyle choices'

By Christopher Mayes, University of Sydney and Jenny Kaldor, University of Sydney

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s claim this week that people living in remote communities were making a “lifestyle choice” that taxpayers shouldn’t be obliged to fund was not just the result of an unguarded moment. 823 more words


Health Equity: Addressing Important Underlying Assumptions

The issue of health equity is a vital social and economic one for this nation, having been articulated and quantified in a number of recent studies. 372 more words

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