Post Tagged with: "health care"


LANDRE: Protect the Disability Safety Net

Toward the end of last summer, I stopped drinking coffee in the morning. It wasn’t, as one of my coworkers inquired, because I wanted a caffeine detox or a switch to tea. Instead, my insurance company was threatening to cut my aide services. I was trying to reduce my drinking[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: Institutionalizing the Wisdom of Herbal Medicine

KIM: Institutionalizing the Wisdom of Herbal Medicine

When I was growing up as a Korean-American in Philadelphia, my mother used to give me Chinese herbal medicine for all kinds of ailments, ranging from headaches to stomachaches. For my college-educated parents, the efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine was unquestionable. When I asked my father about why he trusted[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) spoke in Copley Formal about the importance of health care and current issues facing American democracy.

Joe Kennedy Warns US Democracy Is Unhealthy

Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday. Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

When I started my freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, I was shocked to see that every meal was buffet style and there was no limit to what I could eat. As a Korean immigrant who lived below the poverty line during middle school and high school in an[Read More…]

by October 22, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Student Health Advisory Board to Launch Next Semester

A student health advisory board is set to launch next semester as a platform for students to voice health concerns on campus. Administrators originally planned to establish the board this semester, a plan that was announced in February but did not come to fruition. The university now plans to get[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Treat Adjuncts as Equals

Adjunct professors at Georgetown University now face an uncertain future after the passing of the Oct. 31 expiration of their collective bargaining contract with the university. Georgetown must recognize adjunct professors’ immense contributions by paying them a wage that is livable given the high cost of living in the Washington,[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 2 comments Editorial

DESHPANDE: Quantifying Risk in Modern Medicine

When your high-pitched, eardrum-grating alarm snatches you from a deep slumber, you have several options. You could shut off the incessant beeping, continue resting and miss class; hit snooze, temporarily delay facing the world and arrive late to class; or hop out of bed, bleary-eyed but invigorated for the day[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Student Clinic Serves DC Need

Student Clinic Serves DC Need

After the D.C. General Hospital in southeast Washington was converted into a homeless shelter in 2001, Georgetown University Medical Center students revived the building’s medical tradition by creating the first student-run clinic in D.C. in 2006. The HOYA Clinic, established in the hospital’s east wing in 2006, serves a population[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Informed Amid Uncertainty

Last week’s tragic passing of Andrea Jaime (NHS ’17) from bacterial meningitis garnered the campus community’s attention and reflection. At a time when students and faculty may have been unsure of how to proceed, the information that Student Health Services disseminated in a timely fashion brought comfort to students in[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

TAYLOR: Holistic Healing Takes More Than Medicine

As a nurse and health care ethicist privileged to work on Georgetown’s campus and consult with health care professionals and systems internationally, I am always moved by the plight of patients, families and health care teams who struggle to make treatment decisions that promote health, well-being and good dying. Today’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion