Maslows hierarchy

A Road Map for Mental Health

By Danielle Kuznetsov, AWO Moscow


The topic of mental health is the focus of our time. Finding an adequate answer to the problems at hand seems illusive, as human beings pop in and out of the ideal balance between the mind and soul depending upon what life throws our way. It is a mystery...

Why Do Some Parents Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Children?

by Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence


There have been many studies on this topic, and there are several reasons, but they can be reduced to four: religious, personal beliefs/philosophical reasons, safety concerns, and a desire for more information.

Religious reasons concern the components of vaccines. Some vaccines are produced with...

Measles: The Point on a New Epidemic

By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence


What is it?

The virus of measles is part of the paramyxovirus family, meaning viruses that are mainly responsible for causing acute respiratory diseases, like mumps, rubella and others.  

Measles spreads through droplets in the air; it is transmitted by coughing and sneezing, and generally close personal contact. It infects...

HAM seal

By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence and Linda Harvan, FAUSA

Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver, which is the largest solid organ in the body and helps digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis, but other infections, toxic substances (alcohol, recreational drugs and certain prescription medicines) and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis. Viral...

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