October 22, 2015

By: Luis Gay

Ly Thi Minh, a Vietnamese woman, has returned home after four years of forced marriage in rural China. In April of 2011, three young men invited her and her two sisters to a festival. Once they were all alone, Minh says that they were beaten, threatened and...

October 20, 2015

By: Kristine Alarcon

There is a growing number of pediatricians who decided to go beyond a  check up of their child patients. Some are looking into their family history and digging deeper. Doctors, including Dr. R.J. Gillespie, are taking into account the adverse experi...

October 15, 2015

By: Linda Jacobs

Many children experience untold stress during and after a divorce. We know stress can cause undue harm to our mental and physical health. Now we understand through much research that a child’s learning ability is also affected. When a child is stressed...

October 13, 2015

By: Kristine Alarcon

 “Frequent fliers” is a small group of people who spend their time continuously in and out of jail. They are often incarcerated for nonviolent crimes instead of receiving the help they need. “Frequent fliers” may face homelessness, severe mental ill...

October 9, 2015

By: Charmaine Santos

 At the young age of 10 yrs. old, Ivan Nunez was bullied for his cough and the lump in his neck. Classmates avoided him and he couldn’t make friends because they were in fear of catching his symptoms.  Little did they know Ivan had a rare cancer cal...

October 7, 2015

By: Luis Gay

A viral campaign is subtly helping domestic abuse victims with the help of a simple black dot. The Black Dot Campaign encourages victims to draw a black dot on their hand as a nonverbal signal for help. Their mission is for friends, family, doctors, and man...

October 5, 2015

By: Charmaine Santos

Most pimps in America brand their victims with tattoos as a permanent reminder that they are property and that they will forever be tied together. However, these tattoos are permanent scars often reminding them of the physical and emotional abuse th...

October 3, 2015

By: Kristine Alarcon

Health problems such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease have recently been increasing in countries outside of the Western world.


Dr. Jeremy I. Swartz, an assistant professor of general medicine and senior author of a research paper focusing on t...

October 1, 2015

By: Luis Gay

When there are headlines in the news of child pornography, people tend to focus on the person who committed the act. However, too often, people neglect to recognize how difficult it must be for the child to cope with this situation. In a recent Marie Claire...

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