How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

How Health Care Inequities Cost Lives

One mantra of modern health care is, “Hand hygiene saves lives.” At hospitals, clinics and schools, it is emphasized continuously. The easiest way to avoid disease transmission is to wash your hands thoroughly and consistently. The practice dates back to 1846 when...
How We Can Address Social Determinants of Health

How We Can Address Social Determinants of Health

She was a shut-in admitted to the telemetry unit. This was the latest of several readmissions that year, and we suspected that she could not afford the co-pays for her medication. When I inquired if she needed medication assistance, she admitted to not taking the...
Protecting Children in Conflict Zones

Protecting Children in Conflict Zones

Nearly 40 children living the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have lost their lives so far in 2022. Most recently, 17 children were killed in the Gaza Strip from Aug. 5-7, and two more were killed by the actions of Israeli law enforcement on Aug. 9 in the West Bank. On...