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"The end results aren’t just meant for immediate use- what people gain from this experience is meant to stay with them throughout their life. That is why I am able to take what I have learned and use it as I get ready to enter my career. "
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"There are many barriers that prevent one from acquiring and using safe sex methods in order to prevent exposure to STDs. Acknowledging these barriers and addressing them appropriately, as I have continued to do in my position at the Allegheny County Health Department, is the best way to help prevent STDs as well as many other health disparities."
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"The phrase 'money isn’t everything' is usually evoked to deter greed and encourage more wholesome intentions. Its use and phrases like it, serve as a mantra for living a more fulfilling life. However, in the context of US healthcare and insurance coverage, money can and often is everything."
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"I frequently see the same medications over and over, and many of these are used to treat COPD. This is because COPD disproportionately affects individuals with lower socioeconomic status due to increased exposure to pollutants and lack of access to treatment and resources for healthy living."
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