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What do you do at your site to improve the health and lives of people in developing countries? I serve at Global Links, an organization that collects sterile, usable medical waste—that would otherwise go into a landfill—from Pittsburgh area hospitals and sends them to developing countries, where medical supplies are scarce...
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January 1st, 2014, marks a notable New Year as the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, comes into full effect across the United States. Under the Act, health insurance has become a requirement for all U.S. citizens and documented residents.
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What do you do at your site to provide access to health care for the homeless population of Pittsburgh? Throughout the year, Operation Safety Net has outreach teams, which consist of clinical volunteers, medical residents, and medical students, that go out into the different neighborhoods and offer medical care to the homeless population of Pittsburgh. During the winter, Operation Safety Net also has a medical clinic stationed at the severe weather emergency shelter (SWES), allowing our clients to receive medical and/or other various assessments even during severe weather conditions...
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Our world is filled with ever-changing fad diets telling us what to eat and what not to eat. With all of these mixed messages found on TV, online, and in magazines, it is easy to become lost. At the end of the day, I feel more confused than educated! With all of these options swirling around my mind, I always find comfort in the essential part of any healthy diet: fiber.
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