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senching.hsia
Jun 06, 2020
In Forum V - Prostitution
One of the main concepts behind the graphic is the stigma of prostitution. The finger to the mouth simply shows the secretive nature behind the sex work industry, reflecting societal ideas that engaging in the industry is shameful and should be treated with discretion. However the stigma behind prostitution often allows sex workers and their rights to be marginalized as they often face physical and verbal abuse, as well as public discrimination. For more information see this article: https://www.socialconnectedness.org/the-stigmatization-behind-sex-work/
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senching.hsia
Jun 07, 2019
In Forum IV - E-cigarettes
Research has shown that some e-cigarette flavors have more dangerous effects ( greater risk of cardiovascular disease, endothelial cell damage etc. ) than others. Which flavors are the most dangerous and why?
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senching.hsia
Jun 06, 2019
In Forum IV - E-cigarettes
'Can vaping be linked to seizures?' 35 cases of seizures amongst teenage e-cigarette users have been reported to the FDA since 2010, sparking an investigation. Though it is possible that the nicotine within the vaping products were responsible, there is no concrete evidence that vaping was the main cause of the seizures, especially since some of the e-cigarette users were also using other drugs at the same time. For more information feel free to look at the video in this link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vaping-seizures-health-officials-investigate-e-cigarette-risk-2019-04/ However vaping has been connected to other harmful effects, like increased risk of heart attack or stroke. What other health risks do e-cigarettes pose?
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senching.hsia
May 27, 2019
In Forum IV - E-cigarettes
In 2018 it was reported that 20.9% of 12 graders used e-cigarettes, compared to a reported 11% of 12th graders in 2017. But why is the popularity of e-cigarettes on the rise? Some factors include the marketing of flavors, relatively easy accessibility, and the belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other forms of smoking, like regular cigarettes. Can you think of other reasons why the use of e-cigarettes is on an upward trend? Are e-cigarettes really less harmful? Feel free to check out this article for more information- https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2018/12/teens-using-vaping-devices-in-record-numbers
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senching.hsia
May 03, 2019
In Forum III - Marijuana
While looking through the news, I found an interesting article about the supposed "secret weapon" of the marijuana industry; women. The article linked below claims that women " are key to the cannabis movement" , holding 27% of all executive positions in the newly blooming industry. https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/04/30/say-hello-to-the-marijuana-industrys-secret-weapon.aspx What are your thoughts on / responses to this? The article goes on list some of the most influential women in the marijuana business, like Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve Cannabis, to list one.
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senching.hsia
May 02, 2019
In Forum III - Marijuana
As marijuana has become legalized, the expectation for market expansion and increased demand has led to an opening of job opportunities. In response, universities are starting to offer more marijuana and cannabis related courses. "Colorado State University offers a cannabis studies minor focusing on social, legal, political and health impacts. Ohio State University, Harvard, the University of Denver and Vanderbilt offer classes on marijuana policy and law."- https://www.foxnews.com/health/cannabis-investor-donates-9m-harvard-mit-marijuana-research What are your thoughts on this? Should universities be offering these courses, despite federal illegality of marijuana?
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senching.hsia
Apr 29, 2019
In Forum III - Marijuana
Check out this article which further highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using marijuana in medicine: https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000141
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senching.hsia
Mar 31, 2019
In Cases of Depression
Depression can affect anyone, even those whom we may consider extremely successful people. One such person is Michael Phelps, an Olympic swimmer with the world record for the individual with the most gold medals (23). Despite his fame and achievements, he admits he has contemplated suicide. “I thought it would make things easier,” Phelps recalled. “I almost felt like it would be better for everybody if I wasn’t there". However, what helped Phelps during his depression was communication. He realized that "it's OK to not be OK" and that talking about it is "the only way it can change". Now Phelps has established a partnership with Talkspace, an online therapy provider and hopes to encourage others to take the same route he did in seeking help. https://www.boston.com/sports/olympics/2018/05/22/michael-phelps-depression-mental-health https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/health/michael-phelps-depression/index.html
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senching.hsia
Mar 31, 2019
In Cases of Depression
Carrie Fisher was a much beloved actress, writer and comedian, who many of us may know as the legendary Princess Leia. However Carrie Fisher suffered from a particular type of depression, called Manic Depression, due to her bipolar disorder. " I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital," This article describes the difficulties she faced in her experience with depression:https://www.healthyplace.com/bipolar-disorder/articles/carrie-fisher-and-manic-depression However, despite her uphill battle, Fisher was a prominent advocate for raising mental health awareness. “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.” —December 2000, in an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's Prime Thursday Her openness and passion should serve as an inspiring reminder on how to shatter the stigma around mental health today and in the future.
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senching.hsia
Mar 31, 2019
In Cases of Depression
Personally, I love Eleanor Shellstrop. Her sarcasm, wit, and struggle with the darker part of her personality make her an overall loveable character. But what I didn’t know was that Kristen Bell herself has also struggled through a different type of mental battlefield; anxiety and depression. Bell described what she felt as “a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness.” But what helped her through it was the knowledge that she could seek help and talk openly talk about it, yet she acknowledges the difficulties and stigma around the topic today: “Talking about how you’re feeling is the first step to helping yourself. Depression is a problem that actually has so many solutions. Let’s work together to find those solutions for each other and cast some light on a dark situation” http://time.com/4352130/kristen-bell-frozen-depression-anxiety/ Check out the full article here
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senching.hsia
Mar 01, 2019
In Geriatric Depression
I found two more interesting articles concerning an experiment conducted between the elderly and youth: http://theconversation.com/what-happened-when-we-introduced-four-year-olds-to-an-old-peoples-home-82164 https://www.bayshorehomecare.com/10-benefits-connecting-youth-seniors/ What can communities do to help facilitate the benefits of intergenerational relationships?
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senching.hsia
Mar 01, 2019
In Geriatric Depression
Why do you think it can be difficult to detect depression in the elderly? For more in depth analysis, check out this paper and article: - https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/ahe.10.67 - https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-06-15/why-mental-illness-is-so-hard-to-spot-in-seniors
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senching.hsia
Feb 26, 2019
In Geriatric Depression
Did you know that only 38% of adults aged 65 and over believe that depression is a “health” problem? Check out this article on more facts about geriatric depression: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression-older-adults-more-facts
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senching.hsia
Jan 31, 2019
In Adolescent Depression
Check out this article on the difference in how depression affects teenagers vs. adults! https://www.verywellmind.com/how-teenage-depression-differs-from-adult-depression-2608882
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senching.hsia
Jan 28, 2019
In Adolescent Depression
Check out this article on the correlation between social media and teenage depression:https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/social-media-and-teen-depression-two-go-hand Do you think social media is a curse or a blessing on today's youth? Is there a way to help people better achieved a balance between online connection and face-face social skills?
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senching.hsia
Dec 31, 2018
In Forum I - Vaccines
Vaccinations, like any other medication or medical procedure, have associated risks. Check out this webpage for an in-depth analysis and explanation on the possible side-effects of vaccines: https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Vaccinations--Know-the-risks-and-failures-.aspx
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senching.hsia
Dec 30, 2018
In Forum I - Vaccines
https://fox8.com/2018/12/30/fda-approves-childrens-vaccine-for-6-diseases/ Check out this article and video about a newly FDA approved vaccine that covers diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and invasive haemophilus influenza type B in a single shot!
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senching.hsia
Dec 28, 2018
In Forum I - Vaccines
Why does the US vaccinate against chickenpox but the UK does not? And why is the HPV vaccine available for boys and girls in the US, but is currently only offered to girls in the UK? ( In July 2018, the UK announced it will make the HPV vaccine available to boys, but with no current start date. )
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