Monday, June 1, 2020

Despite their uncertain future, thousands of DACA health care workers fight coronavirus

Cinthya Ramírez’s greatest fear is spreading the coronavirus to her parents and younger brother when she comes home from her nursing shift at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the largest hospital in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. “I take every precaution before entering the house. I take off my clothes, clean my phone and go straight to […]

Latino Doctor provides a haven for migrant farmworkers

On the 15-mile drive between his two Central Valley medical clinics, Dr. J. Luis Bautista often passes armies of farmworkers stooped over in the fields, picking onions, melons and tomatoes. Most of the 30,000 annual office visits to his small staff of doctors and nurses in downtown Fresno and the nearby rural town of Sanger […]

Full-Time Medical Faculty Not Keeping Up with Diversity in Society

According to a recent study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the diversity of full-time medical school faculty has not kept pace with students or society. The data shows while there are more women and minorities as medical school students and faculty members today than 40 years ago, “the lower retention rates, lower promotion rates, and longer times […]

New Arizona Bill requires Hospitals to check Patients’ Immigration Status

A proposed measure in Arizona by Republican legislators would require hospitals to question a patient’s immigration status, leaving many fearing for the health of immigrants. Critics of the law, including doctors, were quick to condemn it and say it may deter immigrants from seeking medical treatment. “This is making us into a police state that […]