Tag Archives: PUBLIC HEALTH

Clean Air Is in Short Supply

By HSealy
September 5, 2017

The air we breathe is getting dirtier — and more dangerous. Air pollution already kills over two million people annually. Because of increasing pollution, an extra 60,000 people will die in 2030.[1] Smog — a harmful mixture of pollutants emitted from vehicles and factories — will cause most of these deaths.[2][3] Curbing smog will require […]

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 […]