patient advocacy

“One of Our Greatest Investments”: Breastfeeding in the Early 20th Century United States

Sam Curry is a fourth year Anthropology major from South Kingstown, Rhode Island. His main academic interests involve humans’ relationships with the nature and environmental health, and he hopes to work in environmental policy after graduation. His other main  interest is racquetball. In 1912, pediatrician Henry L. Coit, mourning his son’s death from typhoid fever,… Read more “One of Our Greatest Investments”: Breastfeeding in the Early 20th Century United States

The Outside Looking In: Social Influences on Mental Health

JP DeFranco is a second year biology/neuroscience major and active in athletics specifically golf, weight training and basketball.  JP has worked extensively with youth coaching basketball and special needs students.  He enjoys spending time with his family and watching movies. Mental health and mental health treatments have been a trendy contemporary topic in our country.… Read more The Outside Looking In: Social Influences on Mental Health

A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

My name is Oliver Vande Stouwe and I am a Chemistry and Economics double major at Grinnell College. I was born and raised in Grinnell but, it wasn’t until late in my high school career that I knew Grinnell College was the school I would attend. I knew Grinnell as a great academic institution with… Read more A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Nearsighted Normalcy: Evaluating What Frames Our Perspective on Normal Health and Illness

Annie Galloway is a second year undergraduate student at Grinnell College. Most humans want to have full long lives in which they are able to do what they want. Illness interferes with this desire. The Golden Age of American medicine, which created the doctor-as-hero character, promoted the expansion of medical control and the idea that… Read more Nearsighted Normalcy: Evaluating What Frames Our Perspective on Normal Health and Illness

Stealing Hurts: A Historical Examination of Health Care Fraud and Abuse in America

Omri Benami is a rising senior Economics/Mathematics major at Grinnell College. He intends on pursuing a career in the Finance or Hi-Tech industries after graduation. Healthcare is a constant topic in American current events, and has been a subject of national concern for many decades. Medicare and Medicaid are large government expenditures, and in theory… Read more Stealing Hurts: A Historical Examination of Health Care Fraud and Abuse in America