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Topic: Health care

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

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‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

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Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students find themselves far from campus and their usual mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is still providing services to students across College Hill and the globe.

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

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Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

March 13, 2020 2 comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has quickly developed into a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions. The virus is said to cause mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most cases, resulting in severe respiratory illness in particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals.

Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

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Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

March 10, 2020 0 comments

“So, as you all probably know, the coronavirus has hit Rhode Island.”Immediately after this announcement by my professor, I walked briskly up Thayer Street to CVS with the intention of buying multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and soap to stock up.

Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

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Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Last month, the Rhode Island Foundation  — the largest philanthropic organization in Rhode Island —  revealed their ambitious 10-year vision to close the health disparity gap and make Rhode Island “the healthiest state in the nation,” according to President and CEO Neil Steinberg ’75.

The Students for a National Health Program and the Brown Democratic Socialists Organization co-hosted the event explaining Medicare for All.

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Physicians advocate for single payer system

October 18, 2019 1 comment

The United States’ health care system is broken and the only solution is a single payer plan, argued local leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program at an event Tuesday night.

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

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Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Brown students are required to have health insurance, which is provided by default through the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the pros and cons of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

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Medicare for all expert offers insight into controversial plan

April 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

As the 2020 election field is already fueled by conversations around healthcare, Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, navigated the intricacies and complexities of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

Legislators introduce Reproductive Health Care Act

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Legislators introduce Reproductive Health Care Act

January 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Sen. Gayle Goldin, D-Providence, and State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, filed the Reproductive Health Care Act — which would codify the legality of abortion into state law —  for the third year in a row on Jan. 15.

Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

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Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

October 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

University professors and students gathered in Friedman Hall to discuss LGBTQ+ youth and their treatment in prisons Wednesday night.