Browsing the "Health" Tag

War on AIDS

December 2nd, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

In lieu of yesterday’s World AIDS Day and Consider’s latest issue concerning gay men’s right to donate blood, I felt it only


Distributing Medical Supplies Fairly

December 2nd, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

The non-profit organizations like Doc2Dock and MedShare finds ways of salvaging and redistributing discarded unused surgical instruments, such as scalpels, needles, and


A Bitter Pill to Swallow

November 30th, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

Yesterday, Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered the drug that led to pop icon Michael Jackson’s death, was found guilty of


Birth Control is a Right, not a Religious Controversy

November 21st, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

Recently President Obama and Democrats in Congress have met much controversy over a proposal to broaden the exemption from new rules


Warning: Dangerous Body Image Ideals

November 18th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

Was the womyn in the image above photoshopped? Does it matter? Norway thinks so. Their government is thinking of implementing


Motivated to Protect

November 17th, 2011 | by Christopher Swift

We have all had those moments where we think that we have given it our all but then were able


Off With the Head!

November 14th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

In an article entitled “The Republicans” in this past week’s Economist, former GOP nominee hopeful, Michelle Bachmann, is quoted as saying if she


Don’t Call It a Fat Tax

October 25th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

In his post yesterday, Kelly Brownell of TIME Magazine revived an old idea: tax soda. Various states and cities, he says, are considering leveling such a tax against sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Besides discouraging the consumption of unhealthful beverages, the economic benefits of such a tax, says Bronwell, would be significant


Are Optimists Healthier?

October 21st, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

One of UM’s most famous faculty members is Christopher Peterson, a psychology professor who’s most famous as the co-founder of


When is a Person a “Person”?

October 17th, 2011 | by Ben Krawitz

...during the state ballot on November 9th, Mississippi voters will be determining whether or not personhood officially starts at conception, a hot debate for well over 40 years. Let's just say I have a lot to dish out about this topic


Art that Heals

October 6th, 2011 | by Lauren Opatowski

Being a huge supporter of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, I was thrilled to learn that the new Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital will be opening this November with an outstanding collection of 241 individual art pieces


The Politics of Fat

October 3rd, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

There are two lovely posts that cropped up last week defending NJ Governor Chris Christie from attacks on his girth: Jonathan Chait’s Chris Christie is Fat. So What? in New York Magazine and Frank Bruni’s The Round and the Oval in the New York Times


Florida Gun Law

September 23rd, 2011 | by Ben Krawitz

This past Wednesday, US federal court blocked a Florida law that sought to limit doctors’ ability to question patients about their personal gun possession. District Judge Marcia Cooke argued that the law violated the US Constitution’s First Amendment’s free speech protections. This case presents an interesting contrast of ethics and constitutional law


Meat and Masculinity

September 20th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

Matt Goulding, the Food Nutrition Editor at Men’s Health and author of Eat This, Not That, recently took on a challenge to eat as a vegetarian for a month. The goal of his meat-free month was to develop a new relationship with vegetables, in the name of health.


Free to Die

September 19th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

The Reganism of the 1980's saw a political turn to the right. Economist Milton Friedman endorsed this change in the 1980's with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” Paul Krugman, in his editorial in the New York Times on Friday, argued that “Free to Choose” is really a platitude for “Free to Die."



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