2021

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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: RESOURCES FOR ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE DENTAL CARE

By: Arshi Munjal

Dental Student

September 2nd, 2021

There is a constant divide between the quality of dental care that people from different backgrounds receive. Despite this divide, regular dental care is important.

 
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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: IBUPROFEN, STOMACH BLEEDS, AND KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION—WHAT’S THE LINK?

By: Riley T. Mohr and Vijayvardhan Kamalumpundi

Pharmacy Student and Medical Student

May 4, 2021

Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter (OTC) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is considered by many college students to be a miracle worker. It can be used to get rid of headaches after a long night of studying (or drinking), reduces fevers/inflammation, and much more. Like most things in life, moderation is key.

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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE IN SUN ALL YEAR-ROUND

By: Pavane Gorrepati

Medical Student

August 30th, 2021

Even though the summer days are nearing an end, it’s important to protect your skin all year round.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN | WATCH YOUR BACK! (ESPECIALLY WHEN STUDYING)

By: Ben P. Martin

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

April 4, 2021

Sitting for long hours to study can be stressful on our bodies. Being mindful about how we sit can promote healthier study practices.

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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: TIPS FROM A MEDICAL STUDENT ON HOW TO FIGHT IMPOSTER SYNDROME

By: Megan Sinik

Medical Student

March 1, 2021

Imposter syndrome is common when students enter college, but there are steps you can take to be more confident in your academic journey.

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GUEST OPINION | SEASONAL DEPRESSION DURING AN UNPRECEDENTED WINTER: HOW LIGHT THERAPY CAN HELP

By: Hannah Erlbacher

Medical Student

February 1, 2021

Stressors surrounding the pandemic make this winter particularly tough for individuals with mental health conditions such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Light therapy is a safe and affordable option for treating SAD as well as winter-related mood and sleep changes.

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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: BRAIN BIOLOGY BEHIND AN ALCOHOL-INDUCED BLACKOUT

By: Nathen Spitz

Medical Student

January 26, 2021

High levels of alcohol can impair your memory of events from a night of drinking in episodes called blackouts.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS STUDENT HEALTH: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

By: Guadalupe Chavez

Pharmacy Student

December 2, 2020

Contraceptive options can be confusing, here are some basic facts about different methods of contraception that may help you make more informed decisions.

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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: LIVING TO DIE BETTER

By: Meredith Lumberg

Pharmacy Student

November 10, 2020

Death doesn’t have to be scary. Talking about death early can bring peace before passing.

 
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GUEST OPINION | THE DOCTOR IS IN: ALCOHOL AND TYLENOL A DEADLY DUO

By: Riley T. Mohr

Pharmacy Student, Class of 2022

October 6, 2020

Alcohol use with Tylenol can lead to a toxic accumulation in the liver. Excessive amounts of Tylenol can result in liver failure and death.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN | BE MINDFUL ABOUT THE PRESENT

By: Vijayvardhan Kamalumpundi

Medical Student

September 8, 2020

Despite the whirlwind of life’s stressors, focusing on the present by practicing mindfulness can help you have a calmer and more collective mind.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: 2 ASIAN-AMERICAN UI MEDICAL STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON COVID-19, XENOPHOBIA

By: Destinee Gwee & Melissa Chan

Medical Students

March 29, 2020

Two Asian-American University of Iowa medical students weigh in on the spread of the novel coronavirus, xenophobia, and how you can protect yourself and your community.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: PHYSICIANS SHOULDN’T CONDESCEND TO THOSE PREFERRING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

By: Kelsey Adler

MD Candidate

March 11, 2020

While homeopathic methods have been scientifically disproven, sympathy for patients is still necessary.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX(UALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS)

By: Hannah Pope

MD Candidate

February 4, 2020

While you might think sexually transmitted infections are a topic too taboo for regular conversation, the increasing rates of STIs in Iowa emphasize the need to not only talk about STIs, but to actually get tested and treated for them as well.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: VAPING IS KILLING PEOPLE

By: Gabriel Conley

MD Candidate

October 21, 2019

This is a public health epidemic. Make no mistake about it.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: THE BACTERIA BEHIND THE RARE ‘SILENT KILLER’ OF COLLEGE OUTBREAKS

By: Holly Conger

MD Candidate

October 7, 2019

Meningitis is dangerous, but there are way to prevent it and get treatment.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: WHAT’S YOUR GUT TRYING TO TELL YOU?

By: Pavane Gorrepati

MD Candidate

May 5, 2019

The bacteria in your gut does more than just digest food — it can also influence your mood.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: RELEARNING YOUR ABCS TO SAVE LIVES IN A TRAUMA SETTING

By: Mason LaMarche

MD Candidate

March 31, 2019

Death because of blood loss is common in settings such as vehicle accidents or mass shootings, but everyone has the potential to save lives by applying bleeding-control principles.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PREVENT OPIOID OVERDOSE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T USE OPIOIDS

By: Sarah Ziegenhorn

MD Candidate

March 3, 2019

A powerful opioid, fentanyl, is showing up in cocaine, benzos, and molly across the Midwest and causing more accidental deaths than ever.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: HOW TO TAKE ON THE COMMON COLD

By: Steven Leary

MD Candidate

February 3, 2019

Getting a cold during winter is almost a guarantee, but a better understanding of this illness can help keep it from interfering with your daily life.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP; THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF TOO LITTLE

By: Pavane Gorrepati

MD Candidate

January 15, 2019

The effects of sleep deprivation are many and multifold — the physical, mental, and psychological toll is often a great consequence to the health of young adults and teens.