Monthly Archives: August 2017

It’s Hurricane Season. Small Coastal Nations Need Help.

By HSealy
August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is bearing down on Texas. Meteorologists say the storm could swamp parts of the state with up to 30 inches of rain, causing mass flooding.[1] Harvey is the first hurricane to hit the Lone Star State in nearly a decade. Small, coastal nations in the Atlantic haven’t been so lucky. In recent years, […]

Mental Health at Your Fingertips — Literally

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 11, 2017

Every year, mental illness afflicts some 60 million Americans.[1] Unfortunately, only 40 percent of these people will seek medical attention. [2] That’s a somber reality. But there’s an easy way for them to get help — with little more than the push of a button. A number of smartphone apps are now available that can […]

A Cure for Canada’s Medical Maldistribution

By Sandra Banner
August 7, 2017

There’s a crisis in Canada — a lack of access to timely health care. According to Statistics Canada, a government agency, 4.5 million Canadians do not have a family doctor.[1] That’s the largest figure since the country established its socialized healthcare system in 1968.[2] In British Columbia, the number of Canadians seeking a primary care […]