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What the EPA Has Done Since Scott Pruitt was Appointed Head
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What the EPA Has Done Since Scott Pruitt was Appointed Head

FemSTEM has no political affiliation*.   On a controversial means, back in December of 2016, President Donald Trump had nominated Scott Pruitt to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Scott Pruitt, if you are unfamiliar, was an Oklahoma State senator, and later the attorney general for the state. […]

Women use Birth Control for More than Just Controlling Birth
Health

Women use Birth Control for More than Just Controlling Birth

Contrary to popular belief, Birth Control is used for more than just keeping yourself from getting pregnant.  Many women who are not sexually active may take the contraceptive pills, or use an IUD, or some other form of birth control for reasons that have nothing to do with keeping themselves […]

Music Therapy: What is it, and Does it Help?
Health Science

Music Therapy: What is it, and Does it Help?

The victim of an attempted assassination, Gabrielle Giffords was unable to speak as a result of being shot in the head.  Part of her recovery included “music therapy”, alongside her various other therapies that she had to go through at the time. In her case, music therapy helped her relearn how […]

Cholera in Yemen: The Facts
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Cholera in Yemen: The Facts

Inspired by John Green’s Video on the Subject.   The Civil War in Yemen Has Created Other Issues    War-torn Yemen is going through a medical crisis as a result of the civil war.  As of August 14th, 2017, there have been 500,000 cases of Cholera throughout the country.  2000 […]

8 Ways To Improve Your Posture And Prevent Back Pain
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8 Ways To Improve Your Posture And Prevent Back Pain

When back pain builds up over time, its source can sometimes be hard to locate accurately, especially if the exact cause is unknown. You can, however, assume that the pain may stem either from bone issues, disc misplacement, nerve problems or muscle tears. But which one is it? Lower back pain is […]

What is Asbestos and is it Harmful?
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What is Asbestos and is it Harmful?

Recently, FemSTEM paired up with Samantha Stuhler, an analyst for an environmental testing company, to talk about the EPA and its importance in our current society.  As we did this, we talked about minerals that Miss Stuhler directly works with — asbestos. When asked if the introduced bill to dismantle the EPA […]