Politics

What does the constitution say about restricting immigration ?

One of the hallmarks of Trumpism is the increasingly intense dialogue surrounding immigration, ushering in a wave of xenophobia and a brighter distinction between “them” and “us”. Although the Federal Government has mobilized this sentiment in the form of immigration restriction, it is unclear whether or not the Constitution explicitly bestows this authority. This article … Continue reading

Politics

A theoretical analysis of protectionism

The Trump Administration, through its aggressively realist view on trade, has reverted back to the idea of protectionism. Utilizing the rationale that employing tariffs on imports will galvanize domestic industries and protect them from foreign competition, the White House has gotten the country involved in several costly trade wars, most notably with China. The data … Continue reading

Healthcare / Politics

Bankruptcies in the Antibiotics Market: An Impending Crisis

            Without antibiotics, many everyday medical procedures would become deadly. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections that can arise from a range of causes including surgery, chronic conditions that weaken the immune system, dialysis, and cancer care.[1] However, the ability of the bacteria to adapt and become resistant to certain drugs that previously killed them, called antibiotic … Continue reading

Healthcare / Politics

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: National Institute for Health Care Management webinar Social determinants of health (SDOH) are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age,” according to the WHO.[1] Examples of key issue areas include gender equity, early childhood education, social support, housing, transportation, and food security. Addressing social determinants … Continue reading

Healthcare / Home Health Services / Politics

Bipartisan Support of “Nurse Coaching”

Background“Nurse coaching” is another name for the nurse-family community partnerships that began in 1996 with a vision from David Olds and funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.[i]  What first began as 3 small case studies in New York, Tennessee, and Colorado has grown into a publicly … Continue reading

Politics

In Defense of DACA

The precarious state of DACA is currently in the hands of the Supreme Court, as they take up the case Department of Homeland Security V Regents of the University of California. In contemplating whether the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the program, which was put forth on the premise that Obama’s execution of a “prosecutorial … Continue reading