Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: phobias

  • The medicine in our stars

    Nishitha BujalaHyderabad, Telangana, India I have been fascinated by the night sky for as long as I can remember. I would see the tiny, indiscernible stars and wonder if there was a bigger meaning to the world than what I had perceived. As I grew up, I began to realize it was not the stars…

  • “The Blood Battle”: Using science to combat the fear of blood

    Kayla PeñaProvidence, Rhode Island Forty years ago, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University competed in their first “Blood Battle.” Although typically known for their football rivalry, in 1982 the universities decided to expand their competition to see which school could donate more blood.1 Now every November, the students volunteer their veins to help…