Tag: health problems

Gini Coefficient

by Volume 16, Number 2 There are many numbers that matter for a person’s health. On an individual basis, heart rate, blood pressure, BMI (body mass index) are commonly assessed. For an individual with diabetes, HbA1c is followed. With respect…

Necks

by Volume 13, Number 6 The 17th century philosopher René Descartes had a profound impact on perspectives of health and illness, as he challenged the prevailing notion of his time that sickness was a form of divine punishment. Descartes’ argued…