Prevalence of Asthma by Race

By Ryan S. The prevalence of asthma in the general population has steadily risen over time. From only 3 percent in 1980 to almost 9 percent of the total United States population in 2012, it’s an issue that deserves attention. Within this group, there are differences based on age, gender, occupation, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Though…

The Existence of Food Deserts

By Ryan S. The USDA defines a Food Desert as a “part of the country vapid of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas.” These areas lack healthy food options because there’s a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other means of attaining healthy food. To be considered…