Healthcare Policy

Obamacare: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare is one of the most discussed topics of healthcare policy. Not sure what the law does? Below are 5 key provisions of the law. #1: The Individual Mandate- The individual mandate is one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act. It requires… Continue reading Obamacare: 5 Things You Need to Know

Healthcare Policy

Medicare vs. Medicaid

There's a lot of talk going on about health insurance, much of it about Medicare and Medicaid- two of the biggest insurance programs in the United States. So what are they? And what's the difference? Read on to find out. So what is Medicare? Medicare is a federal program for senior citizens (ages 65+) and… Continue reading Medicare vs. Medicaid

Healthcare Policy

Health Insurance 101:

Health insurance is complicated. Very, very complicated. Not sure how it works? Read on to find out! Key Terms: Premium: The amount you pay every month to your insurance company for basic coverage. Deductible: The amount you must pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in Co-pay: A fixed dollar amount you pay… Continue reading Health Insurance 101:

Fitness & Lifestyle

Summer ’17 Workout Plan

So I just graduated from college. My last semester at Temple was filled with so many activities- between working 40+ hours a week, going to class part time, and being president of a student org, my fitness level suffered tremendously. I've always been a relatively fit person, and this was the first time in recent… Continue reading Summer ’17 Workout Plan

Sports Medicine

How Conor McGregor is Training to Fight Floyd Mayweather:

The megafight is on. On August 26th, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally face off in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the world's most anticipated fight of all time looming, one must wonder: how in the world has Conor McGregor, a lifelong MMA fighter, training to become a boxer? Since Mayweather and McGregor are both… Continue reading How Conor McGregor is Training to Fight Floyd Mayweather:

Sports Medicine

How the Falcons’ Center is Playing in the Super Bowl With a Broken Leg:

The Atlanta Falcons’ star center, Alex Mack broke his leg two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday- but that won’t stop him from playing on football’s biggest stage. During the NFC championship blowout against the Green Bay Packers, Mack fractured his fibula- a bone that is part of your lower leg. Typically, a fibula fracture results… Continue reading How the Falcons’ Center is Playing in the Super Bowl With a Broken Leg:

Sports Medicine

Broken Foot: What’s Next for Ben Simmons

Just last week, the Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 draft pick injured his foot during the final day of training camp. Further examinations proved that Simmons suffered a Jones Fracture; which is a fracture near the base of the 5th metatarsal. Simmons already underwent successful surgery, where a screw was placed to keep the bones in place. The… Continue reading Broken Foot: What’s Next for Ben Simmons

Sports Medicine

What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

Usain Bolt is quite literally the human version of a cheetah. What do they have in common? Their muscle composition. Muscles are made of muscle fibers. Now, there are two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch and fast-twitch. People who have a high number of slow-twitch fibers are good at activities that require endurance. A perfect example is… Continue reading What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common: