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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

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...

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.

Healthcare advocate encourages students to advance health for all

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...

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...

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

The Dangers of the Past

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Smoke signals

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...

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,...

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