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Retail Clinics and population health

Retail clinics (RCs) initiated as a response of the market to unmet needs of healthcare consumers for accessible, convenient, and cost-effective basic health services. As the clinics become a popular means of treating minor medical conditions at lower costs, they have established a niche in the health care system based on their convenience and accessibility…

5 Tips to Landing a Great Internship

Let’s start by saying, I look nothing like this picture. I will post a picture of my current self below. My, how things have changed in a year. On to the point of this post, my internship. In the fall, I will be second year Master’s degree student at the School of Public Health in…

His Right Knee…Her Only Appendix

With 2011 here, Winter vacation is coming to a close.  While two weeks off never seems like quite enough, this particular break seemed especially short to me.  On December 24th, my sister was rushed to the hospital for stomach pain and remained there for several days.  While she is feeling much better now, several things…

Rare Disease, Big Burden

This summer I’m doing my internship at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease.  To lay down a little groundwork, chronic disease generally refers to conditions that progress slowly and have prolonged durations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases are responsible for 70% of all deaths in the U.S.- a…

Dreaming about the State of the Union

I watched all 70 minutes of President Obama’s address Wednesday, plus the Republican response. I tuned in shortly after I logged off  my SPH online class discussion on the U.S. health care system.  So it’s no surprise that I dreamed last night about being in D.C. and talking health reform in its hallowed halls. Class…