The Eviction Crisis and Public Health

By Benjamin Depta Over the past six months or so, it has become abundantly clear that the ongoing pandemic has affected and will continue to affect public health in more ways than one. The surface-level impact that the virus has caused is an easy one to see, in that the physical health of many individualsContinue reading “The Eviction Crisis and Public Health”

Dealing With Endometriosis

It can be hard to wrap your mind around what Endometriosis is. Especially, if you have it and google “what to do”. It isn’t easy to hear bad news, nor is it easy to hear you have Endometriosis. The mixture of emotions that hit you are pretty tough to handle. And let’s not even talkContinue reading “Dealing With Endometriosis”

Living with the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness

“Clinicians can learn from these renegotiated narrative endings to work withpatients to tell a recovery narrative when it is needed to reassure family andfriends and to renegotiate a parallel narrative that reflects the open-endedness ofchronic illness and disability.” -Rebecca Garden, “Telling Stories About Illness and Disability” Rebecca Garden explores the ways in which illness, specificallyContinue reading “Living with the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness”

The Use of Force

I recently read “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams which got me thinking about the way our societal views on doctors, nurses, and medicine have evolved in the months since Covid first appeared in the United States. Although this isn’t the fist time in recent memory where a distrust for medicine has infiltratedContinue reading “The Use of Force”

This Rhetoric is Tired, Mr. President

“We are not happy with China. We are not happy with that whole situation because we believe it could have been stopped at the source, it could have been stopped quickly, and it wouldn’t have spread all over the world. And we think that should have happened.” – President Donald Trump, speaking from the RoseContinue reading “This Rhetoric is Tired, Mr. President”

Understanding Your Body As a Woman

Women’s health is something that a lot of people struggle with. Not only do women have a hard time with all the things that go on with their bodies, but some have a hard time with understanding it. It is very important to be aware of the different changes that our bodies go through. First,Continue reading “Understanding Your Body As a Woman”

Accepting Your Health As A Woman

For most women understanding their own health is pretty easy. I think the hardest part of understanding it, is accepting it. It can be very hard for a woman to understand that something might be wrong, or could go wrong. It is a very scary thought, the unknown of things is probably the worst. ItContinue reading “Accepting Your Health As A Woman”

Climate Change, Pollution, and Public Health

For this course and the duration of my blog posts, perhaps beyond the course, I wanted to write about something that I care about but cannot do too much about in my daily life work. Over the summer I listened to a podcast with an interview from the governor of Pennsylvania. It was in discussionContinue reading “Climate Change, Pollution, and Public Health”