The Hispanic Paradox

By: Yeeun Lee Numerous studies have shown that lower-income and education status leads to poor health, which is why socioeconomic status is one of the major determinants of health. Studies have also shown that the Hispanic community often struggles with lower pay and educational attainment, yet their healthcare outcomes continue to surpass their higher socioeconomic…

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Weekly Health Digest: Seasonal Flu Shot, Wearable for Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol-lowering Drug, COVID-19 Quarantine, Exercise Nutrition

This season’s flu shot 45 percent effective, an improvement over last season’s vaccine By: Erika Edwards The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the overall effectiveness of the influenza vaccine this season is 45%. Experts say, however, that this number may change as we are still currently in the middle of our flu season…

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Health Beyond the Blog: Foodie Pharmacology

Recommended by Jennifer Sarrett Today, we’d like to recommend the Foodie Pharmacology podcast by Human Health professor, Dr. Cassandra Quave. On it, Dr. Quave explores the relationship between food and medicine. It’s a great listen for anyone interested in science, food, cooking, health, or even history and chemistry! Something for everyone. Last week, Dr. Quave…

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