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Ecology: Significance of Plants in the Human and Ecological Environment

What sets Earth apart from other planets is its ability to sustain life. Plants are a critical resource because of the many ways they breathe life on Earth. Mainly, as they release oxygen into the atmosphere, absorb carbon dioxide,  provide … Continue reading Ecology: Significance of Plants in the Human and Ecological Environment

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Endosymbiosis: Evidence and Application in the Study of Disease

Darwin documented natural selection among finches while in the Galapagos Islands. With his new knowledge, Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. He claimed that evolution was essentially descent with modification. With time, scientists adapted the definition of evolution. Evolution is … Continue reading Endosymbiosis: Evidence and Application in the Study of Disease

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Ancient Medicine: The Ancient World Influencing the Modern World

Ancient medicine led to breakthroughs that evolved into modern-day medicine. Due to the discoveries of the past, present medical professionals can heal and treat the sick and wounded to the best of their ability and knowledge.  Unlike today, the gods … Continue reading Ancient Medicine: The Ancient World Influencing the Modern World

Structural Barriers Limiting Access to Healthcare and Deterring Patients

Many factors affect an individual’s access to healthcare; urban planning methods determine the location of hospitals, and cultural factors can deter an individual from allopathic medicine. Structural barriers within the healthcare system can disrupt patient access to care too. If a … Continue reading Structural Barriers Limiting Access to Healthcare and Deterring Patients

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Anthropology: Primary Care Accessibility Influenced by Cultural Factors

The United States faces a rise in coronavirus cases of the new Delta variant of the virus. Almost every news station invited healthcare professionals to discuss the origins of the variant and how unvaccinated individuals are the medium for further … Continue reading Anthropology: Primary Care Accessibility Influenced by Cultural Factors

Excerpt from a Chinese herbal medicine guide.

A Brief Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophies

In Western culture, traditional Chinese medicine has been gaining popularity (Market Research, 2020). In developed and developing countries, acupuncture, fire cupping, herbalism, or Chinese massage (tuina) are expanding. It is highly marketable and often highly commercialized, but this sector remains … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophies

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Anthropology: Social Darwinism and Increased Prejudice Fueled by the Pandemic

Prejudices in times of pandemic This week I had the chance of assisting to a conversation with scholar Edna Bonhomme to discuss racism and prejudice in times of pandemic. It seems like, historically, there has been racist stigma increase in … Continue reading Anthropology: Social Darwinism and Increased Prejudice Fueled by the Pandemic