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Why a Form Collecting Race, Ethnicity and Preferred Language Data?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

To help assure quality care for all, federal mandates have been issued requiring capture of information on race, ethnicity and language data as self-reported by patients or their caregivers. New regulations require hospitals to identify/address these health care disparities.

Horses and People: Who's Whispering?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The lore and the legend of the horse whisperer honors a whisper heard, not spoken. That all of us could learn to hear and understand horses better might matter to some more than others. That we might all learn to hear and understand one another better matters to us all.

Can Pictures Help You Make Better Health Decisions?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That usually applies to art, but we now are learning that it also applies to medicine. (And they do say that medicine is an art as well as a science).