Healthcare Development & Architecture

Wake-up Call: The Impact of Neglecting to Cure Sleeping Sickness

When the WHO neglected to move forward with its plan to eliminate a tropical disease reappeared several years later with a vengeance. Sleeping sickness is a deadly tropical disease that occurs in sub-Saharan Africa countries with minimal healthcare systems.

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Courtney Wolfe

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December 15, 2016

Editorial

Hurricane Matthew and the Spread of Zika: A Likely Combination

Hurricane Matthew storm that destructed coastal towns throughout the Southern U.S. left damaged homes and power outage. According to officials from the CDC, the aftermath of the storm created an environment that is highly favorable for the spread of Zika.

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Courtney Wolfe

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October 13, 2016

Editorial

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A Time of Remembrance Honor and Support

Each year, an estimated 175,000–250,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer, according to Childhood Cancer International. Cases of childhood cancer in developing countries may be substantially underreported, due to inadequate medical knowledge.

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Courtney Wolfe

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September 15, 2016

Editorial

Can Tiny Robots Known as Nanobots Cure Cancer?

While your smartphone screen keeps getting bigger, technology to fight cancer keeps getting smaller, the thing in the fight against cancer. The science, known as nanotechnology, uses organic nanoparticles with tiny robots can be deployed inside a cancer patient.

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Courtney Wolfe

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August 30, 2016

Editorial

Update: Zika Brain Damage in Adults is Frighteningly Real

Brazilian scientists found a link between Zika and brain damage, adding to neurological side effects associated with the virus. Several cases of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) among patients were found who were previously infected with Zika.

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Courtney Wolfe

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August 19, 2016

Editorial

Should GMO Mosquitoes be Released in Florida?

Oxitec has created genetically modified mosquitoes that may reduce the population of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Florida. a GMO version of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the same breed that transmits Zika, can help eradicate the spread of the virus.

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Courtney Wolfe

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August 16, 2016

Editorial

Telehealth Successfully Expands to First Nations

Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare services remotely through various technologies like live, interactive video conferencing. In 2013, the FNHA, which is the first health authority of its kind in Canada, began offering healthcare to FNTEP.

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Courtney Wolfe

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August 15, 2016

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