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Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry

Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 21, 2013

This Monday, Jan. 21, students lined up in Reid Campus Center to donate their time and spit to the National Bone Marrow Registry. Sophomores Rachael Barton and Shannon Blair organized "Give a Spit," a campaign to encourage Whitman students to sign up for the national registry. "I feel like if I'm a healthy person and if I could ...

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Danielle Broida

October 4, 2012

America is ill. Consumption is the most insidious disease plaguing our nation. What we consume nutritionally and pharmaceutically are rarely ever discussed in a single conversation. Food and medicine are on two ends of a spectrum, arranged and marketed highly distanced from one another, abstracting any obvious affiliation of the two. But there is nothing more integral to the heal...

Senior Jordan Benjamin takes on snakes in Benin

Senior Jordan Benjamin takes on snakes in Benin

Maegan Nelson

September 20, 2012

Senior Jordan Benjamin knew exactly what he wanted to be when he was growing up. "I always knew that I wanted to be a herpetologist, but it took me a while to figure out exactly what that was going to mean," said Benjamin. He found his calling treating venomous snakebites in Africa. It was, however,...

Meaningful healthcare must be holistic

Julia Stone

April 26, 2012

That "our healthcare system is broken" is a ubiquitous reality acknowledged across the political spectrum. Healthcare reform has been a hot political issue, especially with the right-wing resistance to Obamacare. What began as an earnest attempt to fix a system that leaves millions of Americans without...

Open source research techniques can revolutionize medicine

nathanord

January 26, 2012

What happens when Facebook meets medicine? And I'm not talking about poking your doctor when you want an appointment. What happens if all of a sudden, instead of pharmaceutical companies hiding their recipes behind closed doors and keeping their active compounds a closely guarded secret, they were...

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