Category Archives: Public Health

Take care of your skin this summer

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 6, 2018

More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.[1] That’s more than every other cancer combined.[2] The culprit? Sunshine. The sun is the primary source of ultraviolet rays, which damage skin cells.[3] Roughly 90 percent[4] of skin cancer cases are caused by excessive exposure to UV rays.[5] Even just a few burns […]

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The future of primary care depends on foreign-trained doctors

By Fred Jacobs
July 10, 2018

The United States and Canada lack enough primary care doctors. And those shortages are expected to get worse in the near future. Both nations will need to turn to international medical graduates to ensure citizens can access timely medical care. In the United States, nearly 85 million people already live in an area that is […]

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Go to sleep, America. It’ll save your health — and the economy

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 26, 2018

Nearly a third of American adults aren’t getting enough sleep. That’s not surprising given the demands of today’s workforce. The increasingly globalized, digitized world requires many employees to be available around the clock across multiple time zones. And plenty of people work day and night shifts. That’s not just bad for health — it’s also […]

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