Another Look at Racism

Another Look at Racism

Dr. Jada Bussy-Jones’s lecture revealed a deeper layer of race related health disparities. While I have always assumed that health is linked to socioeconomic status…

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Is Telemedicine the Future of Medical Practices?

Is Telemedicine the Future of Medical Practices?

On last Thursday’s lecture, we were introduced to the idea of telemedicine, which is defined as the use of medical information exchanged from one site…

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A New Look at Palliative Care

A New Look at Palliative Care

Thursday’s class was particularly meaningful to me. As a pre-med student, I have been under the impression that the purpose of medicine is to cure…

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What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

Safety net hospitals (Also called Disproportionate Share Hospitals) are healthcare facilities that provide a disproportionate amount of care to vulnerable populations, usually include patients who…

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Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

  Dr. Johnson’s talk on the dilemma in Geriatrics care brings up an issue that people do not like to talk about, because to many…

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The Future of Hospice Care

The Future of Hospice Care

End-of-life care can be incredibly expensive and emotionally draining to both the patient and his/her family. In fact, it could be the highest medical bill…

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Cost-effectiveness of Mammogram

Cost-effectiveness of Mammogram

Reading about “defensive medicine and “flat of the curve medicine” remind me of an interesting topic I have discussed about from a medical anthropology class:…

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