VACCINATE, VACCINATE, VACCINATE! Many people do not vaccinate for religious and/or moral reasons. Many people who vaccinate also forget to continue the vaccination series after they receive one shot, assuming that they are protected. Health care workers must convey to patients the importance of vaccination and how vaccination can prevent potentially fatal diseases like […]
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Affordable Care Act), which became law March 23, 2010, will continue to make dramatic changes to the American health care landscape over the coming decade. Members of the Student National Medical Association should begin to familiarize themselves with the many important provisions of the Affordable Care Act because several of these provisions will become implemented as current medical students begin and complete their residency training.
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Since 1900, the percentage of Americans aged 65 years and older has tripled, largely due to advancements in technology and lifestyle changes. These statistics are important when considering the future of health and health care in the United States. As such, every effort should be made to continue identifying disparities in health and health care and effective methods to eliminate them. It has become ever more important to not only research and effectively address health disparities prevalent in the elderly population, but also to train the next generation of health care providers to care specifically for this particular demographic.