The Guilfordian

New strand of influenza impacts students

Annette Varghese, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Usually, the seasonal winter flu would peak at this time in the year, however, officials are worried by the news of a new and deadlier swine flu strain that is becoming widespread in 48 states. Nationwide, there have been 26.3 million flu-like illnesses, 12.4 million medical visits and 347,000 flu hospital...

New candidate for District 61

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018

Just around the corner are the United States’ Midterm Elections, where the wave of young, progressive candidates under the democratic ticket looks to take seats away from older republican representatives. However, North Carolina House District 61 is seeing the exact opposite. Louisiana native Alissa...

LGBTQA people deserve fair health care

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

There is no fairness when health care does not care for all people equally. Compared to other minority groups, LGBTQA patients are denied medical help most often because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. “When health care providers are allowed to deny LGBTQ folks care, it steals their...

Get rid of loopholes for vaccinations

Get rid of loopholes for vaccinations

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

A disease once eliminated in the United States has reemerged. Last year there were 644 measles cases in the U.S., and this January 102 cases have already emerged. The best way to prevent outbreaks is through state requirements on vaccinations. Before the measles vaccine existed, almost every person...

The Deep South continues to struggle in war against HIV

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

The United States has always been divided into geographical fractions based on race and socioeconomic status. Today, the fragmented character of American history has led to a new life-threatening problem — the growing prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection in the Deep South. “There is a synergy of plagues...

Montagnard community struggles to acquire health care

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

A majority of undocumented immigrants become captives of daily fear and stress once they leave the borders of their own land to pursue happiness and well-being in another country. For many immigrants in the U.S., beginning a new life as foreigners is a challenge. They are condemned to constant discrimination,...

Al-Aqsa Clinic: run by Muslims, service for all

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

I extended my hand to shake hers, as is the custom that my father taught me. “I’m sorry, I cannot,” Amal Khdour, founder of Al-Aqsa Community Clinic, said while recoiling from my gesture. Remembering my time in the Middle East as a U.S. sailor, I greeted her again. I took a deep bow, raised...

Eagle Physicians provides convenient health care alternative for students

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

“I think I’d heard that maybe somebody was going to be taking over the Health Center, and maybe there were going to be different hours,” said senior Lucas Blanchard-Glueckert. If you are in the same boat as Lucas, do not worry. Many students feel in the dark regarding the Health Center’s new...

Health care misses the boat on stress management

Rishab Revankar, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Ever felt like you’re in a crisis?  You hear someone say, “Calm down, you’re just stressed out. There’s nothing more to it.” Believe me, there’s a lot more to it. Stress is the underlying killer behind an astonishing number of cancer and heart disease cases. In fact, studies show that...