AMA Apologizes To Blacks For Past Racial Inequality
Transplant surgeon Clive Callender has hurtful memories of being the only black doctor at medical meetings in the 1970s, met with stark silence when he pleaded for better access to transplant organs for blacks. So when the American Medical Association formally apologized Thursday for more than a century of policies that excluded blacks from a group long considered the voice of American doctors, it was belated, but still welcome.
Patient Race/Ethnicity and Quality of Patient–Physician Communication During Medical Visits
Objectives. We examined the association between patient race/ethnicity and patient–physician communication during medical visits. Methods. We used audiotape and questionnaire data collected in 1998 and 2002 to determine whether the quality of medical-visit communication differs among African American versus White patients. We analyzed data from 458 African American and White patients who visited 61 physicians in the Baltimore, Md–Washington, DC–Northern Virginia metropolitan area. Outcome
Poverty and Elimination of Urban Health Disparities Challenge and Opportunity
The aim of this article is to examine the intersection of race and poverty, two critical factors fueling persistent racial and ethnic health disparities among urban populations. From the morass of social determinants that shape the health of racial and ethnic communities in our urban centers, we will offer promising practices and potential solutions to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.
The Persistence of American Indian Health Disparities
Disparities in health status between American Indians and other groups in the United States have persisted throughout the 500 years since Europeans arrived in the Americas. Colonists, traders, missionaries, soldiers, physicians, and government officials have struggled to explain these disparities, invoking a wide range of possible causes. American Indians joined these debates, often suggesting different explanations. Europeans and Americans also struggled to respond to the disparities, sometimes
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
Disparity By Geography The War on Drugs in America’s Cities
The “war on drugs,” beginning in the 1980s, represented a profound shift in the way in which the United States practiced law enforcement, and ushered in a new era in American policing. Overall, between 1980 and 2003, the number of drug offenders in prison or jail increased by 1100% from 41,100 in 1980 to 493,800 in 2003,2 with a remarkable rise in arrests concentrated in African American communities. This precipitous escalation began as the result of a tangible shift in law enforcement pract
Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness
Communities have the potential to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters. Drawing upon literatures in several disciplines, we present a theory of resilience that encompasses contemporary understandings of stress, adaptation, wellness, and resource dynamics. Community resilience is a process linking a network of adaptive capacities (resources with dynamic attributes) to adaptation after a disturbance or adversity. Community adaptation is manifest in population w
Childhood Adversity and Later Mortality in an Urban African American Cohort
The Woodlawn Project is a longitudinal study of the development of psychological well-being and social adaptation in an epidemiologically defined cohort of African American first graders interviewed as adolescents and again as adults. The identification of childhood factors predictive of mortality has clear public health importance. Family and childhood adversity and psychosocial factors have been shown to have long-term effects on later mental health and school achievement in adolescence and yo
Dr. Alison McAllister, ZRT Laboratory Clinical Consultant, talks about the symptoms, physiology and treatment of adrenal dysfunction.
Dr. Elise Schroeder, ZRT Laboratory Clinical Consultant, talks about the prevalent Vitamin D deficiency, how important Vitamin D is to our health, how to determine if your Vitamin D levels are normal, and if low, how to supplement.
Estrogens and Cancer Promotion
Dr. David Zava, ZRT Laboratory President, talks about the factors that increase the risk of breast cancer.
Estriol in hormone restoration therapy
Jim Paoletti, RPh, FAARM, Director of Provider Education at ZRT Laboratory, talks about the efficacy of estriol in hormone restoration therapy.
Intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of preterm delivery:a prospective cohort study
Intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of preterm delivery:a prospective cohort study in 59,334 Danish pregnant women
Why 2009 is a crucial year for Europe
Bruno Le Maire is the French minister of state for European affairs, prior to this he was principal private secretary to the Prime Minister, 2006-2007, advisor to the Prime Minister, 2005-2006, advisor to the Minister of the Interior, 2004-2005 and advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2002-2004. Bruno has been National Assembly deputy for Eure since 2007, and is a member of the National Assembly Finance Committee. He is also the Finance Committee special rapporteur on health security an
Title: stela-shaped plaque
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Description: Small stela-shaped pendant carved from red jasper.
In the lunette of the stela are two udjat-eyes with a square symbol between. On the upper register, Tuthmosis III sits on a throne, wearing a nemes headdress and long garment and holding a sceptre in his left hand and an ankh-symbol in his right. The cartouche of Tuthmosis III is incised before him. On the lower register is one row of hieroglyphs, facing to the right.
At the top of the plaque is a small hole, carved f
Cheat Sheet to Mastering Japanese #1 - 365 Days of Japanese is Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Your boss is breathing down your back about that missed deadline. Your mom’s birthday is tomorrow and you still don’t have a present! Doctor’s appointments! Late-night meetings! Hitting the gym to get ready for bikini season! It’s not that you don’t want to study Japanese everyday but as every self-studier [...]
A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 1 Physique, Archaeology, Domesday, Ecclesiastical Organ
This general volume covers the topics above for whole ancient county of Middlesex; it also has an English version of the Domesday book entries, separately indexed, and a general index to the rest of the volume.
Health and Human Rights
This lesson plan helps students explore the concept that health is a basic human right. Primary sources -- Article 25 of the "U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and Article 1 of the "Declaration of Alma-Ata" -- are used to help students define health and human rights, and to build a connection between the two. Students apply the concept of health as a basic human right by analyzing case studies from the Against the Odds exhibition
Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12 1666-1675
The official minute book of the House of Lords, covering the middle years of the reign of Charles II.
'Woodcut' map of London c. 1550
Produced in c. 1633, depicting the City of London in the 1560s. It probably derives from the 'Copperplate' map of. c.1560 of which three sheets are extant.