‘The Organ Thieves’

‘The Organ Thieves’

The speed at which technological advances are happening causes us to take them for granted. We act like we have always had access to the internet, a smart phone at our fingertips and advanced, cutting-edge health care processes and equipment. Rarely do we stop and...
When We Use Science to Justify Our Racial Biases

When We Use Science to Justify Our Racial Biases

The University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) announced on Oct. 26 that it would repurpose its Genealogical Eugenics Institute Fund. According to the school, the fund was originally a private trust set up in 1960. By 1975, the trust was transferred to the...
It’s All Happened Before

It’s All Happened Before

Nonessential businesses and churches forced to close. Countless students unable to attend school. Public gatherings, including sporting events, restricted to small numbers or not allowed. Face mask mandates enacted. This describes the situation in 1918 as accurately...
Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 21 it had reached an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Purdue Pharma has been at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis for decades. The company pleaded guilty to paying doctors to...
Why Americans Often Mistrust Vaccines

Why Americans Often Mistrust Vaccines

Half (51%) of U.S. adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll. This is a more than 20-point drop from the same survey done in May, when 72% of Americans said they definitely or...