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Focusing on healthcare demand

A boy cries while standing next to a relative who is being treated for tuberculosis in Hyderabad, India on March 24. Tuberculosis is the world's leading infectious killer, and in India there is public healthcare that's offered to all those below the poverty line, while private healthcare reigns throughout the nation.

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Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of the world’s 7.6 billion people lack access to essential health and 100 million people are pushed into “extreme poverty,” which is defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 per day in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms. PPP ...

PhD students take a stand against the lack of affordable healthcare

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DePaul PhD Students

February 26, 2018

If you are someone who believes that healthcare is a right and not a privilege, you may have felt especially hopeless and helpless over the past year. Together, the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress have worked relentlessly to jeopardize the already precarious and problemat...

America’s epidemic: Government must find solution to opioid dilemma

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Rachel Zarky

October 23, 2017

America is in the height of an escalating opioid epidemic that has taken over 200,000 lives in the past two decades. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 64,000 victims of the ongoing opioid crisis have succumbed to drug overdose in 2016, 12,000 more t...

Healthcare is a human right

(Victoria Williamson, The DePaulia)

Rachel Zarky

September 25, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, has presented a replacement to our nation’s fundamentally flawed health care system that would result in a radical change. Sanders has openly expressed healthcare is a moral and economic issue. In his “Medicare-for-All” proposal, all Americans wou...

DePaul to discontinue student insurance plans

Brenden Moore

July 15, 2015

Many students who receive healthcare through DePaul will have to test the open market in the coming months as the university announced last week that it would not continue to provide a student healthcare plan once the contract with its current provider expires at the end of August. The university...

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