Sara Chea


Sara Chea is a junior at Whitney High School. She is interested in biology and chemistry and hopes to become a pharmacist in the future. In her free time, she likes to explore and travel.

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As of February 2015, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. In addition, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana. As overall exposure to the drug has been spreading across the country, cases of allergic reactions to marijuana have also been spreading. Embed from Getty Images  Many states now … Read More

The practice of eating placenta, known as placentophagy, has been growing in popularity in recent years. Celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian have posted pictures of their placenta pills on social media, thus inspiring more women to believe that eating placenta has true health benefits. Other women have raved that after eating their newborns’ placenta, whether dried, raw, or cooked, … Read More

Cholesterol is a thick, fat-like substance that naturally appears all around your body. It is necessary for daily bodily functions such as the digestion of fat and the production of Vitamin D and various hormones. However, if there is too much cholesterol in your bloodstream, it may clog and cause a buildup, called plaque, in your blood … Read More

These days, there is a lot of talk about Omega-3 fish oil supplements and their benefits. After all, they have the ability to lower blood pressure and the chance of heart attack or stroke, all with a simple daily tablet. However, although these supplements are great in more ways than one, they may pose a threat to the … Read More

Antibiotics are a staple in the healthcare system; they are effective drugs that kill bacteria and stop them from multiplying. Antibiotics heal many common illnesses such as bladder infections, sexually transmitted diseases, boils, and ear infections. They cannot, however, cure viral diseases such as the cold or flu. Unfortunately, this standard medication is often misused by both healthcare … Read More

Does an aspirin a day really lower the risk of heart disease? Aspirin is a small, yet effective, over-the-counter drug. Also known as acetylsalicylic acid, this pill relieves minor pain and reduces fever and inflammation. Besides having these benefits, it is also widely recognized to prevent heart disease. Aspirin reduces the chance of plaque build up … Read More

When bees threaten a family picnic or romantic walk in the park, it may be tempting to wish they would just disappear. However, while most of us rationally recognize the need for their pollination, their numbers are starting to dwindle. This leads many people to ask questions: why are the bees dying? How can we stop … Read More

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