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  • Are Children a Priority in the Pandemic?

    The term “Pandemic” has come to mean the virus, the disease it causes, as well as the human response to its spread, linked together. Under this umbrella term, policy makers clear their consciences of the collateral damage that results from their decisions, including school closings. The negative effects of school closings on children can be…

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  • Implants: Keeping Abreast of All the Information

    In America “The Bigger the Better” seems to be the motto behind most of our consumables; houses, cars, food portions, and unsurprisingly, breasts. America is leading the world in the number of people who have undergone breast augmentation (usually implants).  Despite the numerous health consequences associated with implants (cancer, lymphoma, rupture, inhibition of breast feeding,…

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  • Vitamin D or Not to Vitamin D… in 550 words

    Recent studies have spoken to the connection between Vitamin D and COVID: The fatality rate for COVID-19 is high in vitamin D deficient patients (21% vs 3.1%). Vitamin D levels in severe Covid-19 patients are markedly low. This has led to a 51.2 percent increase in overall vitamin sales as COVID-19 spread, but there is…

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  • The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs

    Despite a divisive and contested presidential election, the U.S. experienced clear wins in drug reform this year. New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana legalized marijuana while Oregon took the brave, bold step of becoming the first state to decriminalize all drugs. Though legalization will come with its own challenges such as potential for increased…

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  • Child Sex Trafficking and the Hyper-Sexualization of Our Youth. Where’s the Line?

    We have a complicated relationship with media and pop culture. While artists are shattering gender norms and empowering disenfranchised populations, more and more sexualized images are projected into the stratosphere, and young eyes are taking notice. The fallout from this phenomenon may be a factor that drives child sex trafficking, rape culture, and objectification of…

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  • Gratitude: Our Bodies’ Natural Anti-Depressant

    If you look up the word gratitude in the dictionary you will find it is a noun that describes the state of being grateful, thankful, and appreciative. But research has found is when you turn that noun into an action, expressing gratitude on a regular basis, there are numerous mental and physical health benefits, including…

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  • The Time is Now

    We have never had so much confusion in a presidential election as we do now. When Trump won the electoral college in 2016 by 306 to 232, he called it a ‘massive landslide’, but now Biden is ahead by the same numbers and Trump won’t accept it. The electoral college vote is one of the…

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  • Join Our Team!

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grants Associate The Focus for Health Foundation is looking for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grants Associate to assist our small, but mighty, team! The ideal candidate is a conscientious, detail-oriented, independently motivated professional who wants to address issues of social justice and racial equity. The Diversity, Equity, and…

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  • Today’s Tomorrow: Creating for Y(our) Future

    WATCH HERE   Meet Our Panelists         Ta’ Rhonda Jones is an Actress, Fashion Designer, Motivational Speaker, Celebrity Masterchef Champion and Philanthropist. She is most known for her breakout role as Porsha, on FOX’s hit television show Empire and her first two starring roles, as Leesa J in BET’s Hip Hop Holiday…

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  • Electoral College

    In 1969, the House passed a constitutional amendment to establish direct election of the president by a bipartisan vote of 338 to 70. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11 to 6 and reached the floor in September 1970. There it met a prolonged filibuster from southern senators, who did…

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