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How ideas about gender shape medicine

In 2010 and 2011, Plemons interviewed two doctors and many patients. He sat in on clinical consolations and surgeries, collecting qualitative data. He said two main schools of thought emerged based on the question of what transgender people need from medicine. Read more

Going 'beyond the bikini' in healthcare

“Much of women’s health care, especially for younger women -- age 20-plus -- focuses on a woman’s reproductive organs and breast cancer screening. Yet one out of three women in the United States will die from heart disease each year, compared to one in 32 who will die from breast cancer.” Read more

Hangover cures: beneficial or bust?

With the imminent homecoming festivities, if you’re anything like me, it’s likely you’ll have a few adult beverages. However, if a few drinks turns into many, a lovely hangover can be waiting for you in the morning. But fret not! There are steps that can be taken to subvert alcohol’s cruel revenge.  Read more

Combating the opioid crisis with education

The Undergraduate Biological Research Program (UBRP) Ambassadors club hosted a opioid panel in the Life Sciences South Atrium on campus Oct. 17. Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and methadone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Read more