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October 16, 2019

Vaping. Its nothing new. E-cigarettes have been used as alternatives to tobacco for years! But in recent months, its become a public health crisis. You may be aware of all of the negative attention that vaping has received in the news. in fact, there have been around 1...

September 29, 2019

There isn't always sun right after the storm. Its been a few weeks since Hurricane Dorian. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's landfall on the Abaco Islands has resulted in some of the worst destruction by a natural disaster to impact the Bahamas. 

But while physical dest...

September 9, 2019

Okay... so compliance isn't the SEXIEST topic in public health, but its important because it keeps people from making bad decisions and taking advantage of the complex healthcare system.

Think about it this way...the biggest breach of health information was in 2015, aff...

September 9, 2019

Prevention and primary care are the focus of affordable healthcare, but it feels nearly impossible to get. I live in Boston, one of the, if not THE largest healthcare city in the country. The average wait time for a primary care provider is 52 days. Thats 14 times long...

September 9, 2019

Physical inactivity is the FOURTH leading cause of death in the U.S... and the way my life is set up right now, I'm headed toward the grave!

Did ya'll know choosing to not do shit everyday can lead to 

  • Cancer

  • Anxiety & Depression (I think our generation suffers...

February 20, 2019

As someone who has been an employee of several parts of the U.S healthcare system, I believe that the healthcare system's biggest problem is not poor systems or processes. Its people. 

People are the one factor that's nearly impossible to redesign and control. This...

January 23, 2019

So, we are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history... over a wall.

In other words, the government has not been paying its employees for over a month now. Now I don't know about you, but I personally can't go a month without spending money. And while t...

January 2, 2019

Hi all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This year has been crazy for me. I started YOUR HEALTHCARE SCOOP just under a year ago, and it was one of the best things that I have ever done. I'm so happy that this journey has connected me with so many other people as passionate abut heal...

August 29, 2018

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the various career paths you can pursue with a public health degree. And what better time to talk about it than the end of internship season and the start of a new semester and application period!

But first, what is publ...

July 9, 2018

It’s no secret that there is a higher level of mistrust in the healthcare system among minority groups. This lack of trust can lead to minorities being less willing to seek treatment and care from providers, and in turn have contributed to the elevated levels of health...

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