Erik Anderson

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In recent years, the fight for transgender gender recognition and equality has been a core issue of the LGBT civil rights movement. This national discussion is important for the recognition of trans individuals and, ultimately, the removal of civil inequalities. Recent studies suggest that the marginalization of trans individuals leads to disproportionately high rates of certain diseases among the approximately 25 … Read More

A recent case of antibiotic-resistant bacteria had the news media printing apocalyptic headlines. But what makes this such a historic medical case, and how does it affect us? First, we must start with the facts. The case involved a 49-year-old female in Pennsylvania with a urinary tract infection of the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. The bacteria was found to … Read More

Most of us are familiar with the physical benefits of sport participation: lower resting heart rate, lower body fat percentage, higher bone density, etc. The physical benefits of regular sport participation seem to be endless. However, the holistic model of health, which includes emotional, cognitive, and social aspects, seems to provide the nuanced approach that is necessary to assess the … Read More

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average life expectancy for an American is 78.8 years and is expected to continue climbing. However, there is an entire sub-population of citizens that have a life expectancy of almost half of that. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council cites the life expectancy for the homeless population as just … Read More

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