Whitney Sher
Whitney Sher

My main interests are national and international healthcare, health insurance structure and its related costs. When not in this cement jungle, you can find me in the outdoors, surrounded by trees, mountains, and water.

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June 23, 2013

Welcome to America, Where the Poorest People Pay the Highest in Medical Bills

Healthcare in the U.S. in the most expensive in the world. These two charts on soaring health care costs for poor people in America are disturbing.

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June 17, 2013

Michael Douglas Cancer: 79 Million Americans Have the Same STI As Him

The famous actor's cancer has helped shine light on the fact that oral sex can cause throat cancer, and that 14 million people are newly infected with HPV infections every year.
May 23, 2013

Citi Bike Share Review: The Inside Scoop, Revealed By a Test Driver

Citi Bike Share is launching this weekend! Thanks to a PolicyMic press pass, I took one out for a test ride on Friday in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and got the full run-down.
May 13, 2013

Citi Bike Share: Why the Program Will Improve NYC

Citi Bike Share is finally hitting the NYC streets on Memorial Day Weekend, prioritizing bicycles over cars in the city of over 8 million.
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Jan. 20, 2013

Can iPhones Help Millennials Practice Safer Sex?

Two new smartphone apps, MedXCom Patient and iCondom, claim to help millennials practice safer sex. Do they succeed?
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Jan. 13, 2013

Do I Have the Flu? 12 Essential Answers to All Your Flu Questions

I am a medical professional treating patients with the flu every day. Here is my advice for how you can survive this flu season.

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Nov. 30, 2012

Obamacare Will Now Include HIV Testing, Saving Millions of American Lives

The Affordable Care Act will now require that HIV testing be included in preventative screenings for regular checkups, a public health measure that can save millions of lives.
July 5, 2012

NYC Citi Bike Share May Lead to More Accidents

Working in a NYC emergency room, I fear July 31, the opening day of the New York Citi Bike share program, when there will be an influx of 10,000 bikes on city streets.
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May 27, 2012

Frequent Flyer Miles Secrets Revealed: How to Fly for Free

Flights are just so expensive. Here's how millennials can turn previous trips as well as daily purchases into free air tickets.
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Jan. 16, 2012

What Do I Do If I Have An STD? Symptoms and Treatment Options

There are 19 million new STD infections each year, of which almost half are among millennials. Here are 5 tips for prevention & treatment if you are sexually active.
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Nov. 1, 2011

Top 10 Off-Campus Adventures For Georgetown Students

Looking for a fun weekend activity to escape Georgetown campus? Here are 10 options, and add your own.