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An Interview with Charee' Howard, D.O. Candidate

An Interview with Charee’ Howard, D.O. Candidate

    Interview with: Charee’ Howard, D.O. candidate at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2014; Nova Southeastern University is an Osteopathic Medical school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Charee’ is also the current National Osteopathic Schools Co – Chair for the Student National Medical Association (2012-13) and on top of the […]

National President Nisha Branch Welcomes You to AMEC 2013

National President Nisha Branch Welcomes You to AMEC 2013

Black Americans and Health Insurance: an Alarming Infographic

Black Americans and Health Insurance: an Alarming Infographic

Health care is on the front pages once more as the controversial Affordable Care Act develops into one of the critical pivots on which the success of President Obama’s second term is expected to turn. At stake is not only Obama’s place in history; it’s the entire US economy wherein health care is the lynchpin to turn […]

We’re All Created Equal—But Not When It Comes to Health

We’re All Created Equal—But Not When It Comes to Health

They’re called “health disparities.” It’s a fancy term that basically means some people get better healthcare, or are healthier to begin with, than others, thanks primarily to differences in economic and social status. For example, if you’re a black or Hispanic person in the U.S. and you head to the emergency room for treatment, you’re less likely than a white person to […]

Health-care providers working to combat language barriers

For health care providers serving culturally diverse patient populations, one of the biggest impediments is lack of resources in appropriate languages, according to a recent national report. But local hospitals are bringing down the language barrier in a number of ways, including using interpreters, bilingual staffers, training programs and language lines. “It’s difficult for patients […]