health care

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

By Charlie Megginson | Staff Columnist 11/1/17 Read any newspaper in Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to see this headline: It could soon be illegal for transgender youth in Pennsylvania to receive healthcare under the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But before you get upset with out-of-touch lawmakers in Harrisburg, let’s dig a little deeper into the […]

Pitt offers coverage for transgender students

Pitt offers coverage for transgender students

By: Shivani Gosai | Student Columnist  This is an editorial piece, and the views of the writer in no way reflect the views of The Duquesne Duke, its staff, or Duquesne University.  The University of Pittsburgh recently announced it will offer health care services for transgender individuals in its faculty and staff, effective August 15. John Kozar, […]

Center for Wellbeing to offer new services

Center for Wellbeing to offer new services

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the name of Dr. Ian Edwards and the Center for Student Wellbeing. Students seeking help with physical and mental illnesses can get a wider range of care with the creation of the Center for Student Wellbeing. Comprised of parts of Duquesne’s recreation […]

Staff Editorial: President talks politics with Zach Galifianakis

By Duke Staff Viral. A word more commonly associated with a small, infectious agent in the medical field has claimed a new meaning in the age of the Internet. To “go viral” in cyber space is nothing like the flu; instead, it refers to the mass traffic or attention to a specific website, article, meme […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist The socialization of medicine has long tickled the American mind.  According to Jill Lepore of The New Yorker, some politicians have entertained the notion, in one form or another, since the dawn of the twentieth century. Proponents of socialized health insurance looked to Germany as an example because its […]