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  • Thoughts on the Third-Party Payer

    Greed has a negative effect in this country. It seems to me that when you buy prescription drugs, there is a black hole called “the 3rd party payer”. Many people have tried to convince me that single-payer healthcare is a bad idea. But when I ask who the payer is under the current system, they…

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  • Eating Healthy on a Budget During Covid

    During a global, viral pandemic, most individuals share the same goal- keep themselves and their family safe and healthy. Proper nutrition is a vital component to staying healthy. A well-balanced diet helps you maintain optimal immune functioning and lowers your risk of chronic illness and infectious disease. Epidemiological studies find that those who are poorly…

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  • Rushing for a Cure: The Covid-19 Vaccine

    Producing an effective and safe vaccine is laborious, and the risks taken in the race to discover a vaccine against COVID-19 are extremely high. With billions of dollars pledged globally, scientists are working to cut the development time of a COVID-19 vaccine. Studies suggest that it takes an average of 17 years for research evidence…

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  • The Cost of Firearms

      When COVID-19 swept the nation into lockdown, gun sales surged. Amidst a pandemic, social uprising in response to police brutality, and a divisive presidential election, people are buying up guns largely for self-protection. Yet, research has found that more guns does not equal increased safety. The fact is, a gun is more likely to…

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  • Electoral Reform is a Fundamental Health Issue

    The way in which a society organizes itself is the primary determinant of individual health.  When people feel excluded, powerless, insecure at their jobs, when people feel they have no agency individually, or collectively, over their own lives, these things all lead to poor individual health outcomes.  These are described as social determinants of health…

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  • August 13th Virtual Town Hall: What Black Men Deserve

    WATCH HERE Moderator Todd Belcore, Social Change Todd Belcore is a six-time national award-winning lawyer, mediator, advocate, law lecturer and non-profit co-founder with over 20 years of experience fighting for economic, social, and racial equity worldwide. He the Executive Director of Social Change, a national non-profit committed to amplifying community voices and disrupting the legacy…

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  • Upward Mobility: Myth vs. Reality

    The myth of upward mobility is the unfortunate keystone of political discourse in the United States.  The idea that individuals can pull themselves up by their bootstraps permits upper classes to ignore the plight of those who are rigidly bound to their socioeconomic circumstances.  For true class mobility to exist, the myth of a fluid…

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  • Defending Against Predators of Children

    Stranger Danger is one of the easiest, and by far, the most common child safety measure we teach our children. We talk to them about family words when another adult is picking them up, not helping strangers look for lost puppies, and not accepting candy from people we don’t know. However, in the case of…

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  • How Predators Groom and Control their Victims

    This is not an all-encompassing list; sequence is not relevant. These are just certain things to be observant about when your child is interacting with older children and adults. It is important to be mindful of any patterns of behaviors you observe in your child and their relationships with others. Target a Victim All children…

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