The Observer

Campaign promotes alternative cancer diagnosis method

Campaign promotes alternative cancer diagnosis method

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2016

Every hour, 25 people are diagnosed with lung cancer. Because lung cancer is different for every patient, the “Don’t Guess. Test.” Campaign advocates for comprehensive genomic tests that can reveal the genomic makeup of the lung cancer and generate personalized treatments. In November, Lung Cancer Awaren...

Healthcare advocate encourages students to advance health for all

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines will host a teach-in on Nov. 8. The speaker, Alexandra Greenberg, encouraged students to make changes  and advocate for affordable medicines.

Prottusha Sarkar, Contributing Reporter

November 11, 2016

On November 6, the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) held a teach-in at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The speaker for the day was Alexandra Greenberg, an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer for North America for the UAEM. Right off the bat, Greenberg stated the main...

Menon: The myth of doing it all

Arundhati Menon, Columnist

September 16, 2016

We’ve all heard the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none.” Yet, everywhere I look, I see the quintessential “smart girl” in the books and movies who seems to be a master of every single trade she encounters. My favorite is Pretty Little Liars’ Spencer Hastings who manages to maintai...

The Dangers of the Past

One of the speakers is presenting to the audience the danger of childhood lead poisoning.

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

September 9, 2016

Only a five-minute walk from campus, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) was undergoing renovations. On the exterior a transformation to the future was visible, but on the inside people were gathered to fix the errors of the past. Photos of carefree children were scattered throughout pamphlets ...

Chakraborty: Not Enough Publicity for Zika Virus

Ankita Chakraborty

June 23, 2016

You may have heard recently of the Zika virus. It is spreading rampantly, and healthcare experts have been issuing warnings nonstop about being wary of the disease. It is well known that the Zika virus is concentrated in Latin American countries with a fair chance of spreading upwards into the United States....

Professor studies health disparities among minority men

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African American men have the highest incidence rate of both prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. African American men also tend to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a younger age than any other population. Understanding the relationship...

AIDS testing van goes unused on campus

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Last week there was a large van parked on Bellflower road in front of the Mandel Center for Community Studies. Students could read “” on the side of the vehicle as they walked by. Only rarely did anyone stop walking to investigate further. Effectively a mobile clinic, this van—and...

FDA cuts the fat

Sarah Jawhari, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2015

Heart disease has reigned as the leading cause of death in the United States for over 60 years. Chronic destruction and blockage of coronary arteries have devastating effects, often leaving the heart beyond repair. With over three million cases in the U.S. each year, and over 600,000 deaths, this problem...

Smoke signals

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 10, 2015

Spring is the season when flowers begin to poke through the permafrost, Wade Lagoon unfreezes, birds start to sing and cigarette smokers start to sprout across campus. Not really ... it just becomes more noticeable now that everyone is pulling off their winter hats and hoods, and can actually see what’s...

Medical professionals work to improve food options in US hospitals

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

With the growing obesity epidemic that has plagued the United States, medical professionals are protesting the presence of junk food options in hospitals. Large fast food companies, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Chick-Fil-A, have contracts with many hospitals across the nation. In one example,...

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