In their timely and important book, ELIMINATING HEALTHCARE
DISPARITIES IN AMERICA: BEYOND THE IOM REPORT, Dr. Richard
Allen Williams and colleagues provide a comprehensive analysis of the
causes and potential solutions to eliminating health care disparities. Their
work is timely, because little progress has been made in reducing disparities
since they were first systematically documented in the 1985 Report on Minority
Health; yet the 21st century will certainly bring a huge shift in the demographics
of the country such that people of color will be the new majority. However,
we must not forget that Williams’ scholarly tone is about real people and how
to improve the healthcare system so their health care and lives are better.
Allow me to share an interesting story about someone I recently met and
who is counting on us to heed the sage words in ELIMINATING HEALTHCARE
DISPARITIES IN AMERICA: BEYOND THE IOM REPORT if she
is ever going to have the chance of surviving in our world. I will call her
When my schedule permits, I supervise medical residents who train at a
community health clinic about a half hour drive from our offices outside
Princeton. The health clinic is where I encountered Mrs. Jones, a 56-year old
African-American woman diagnosed with diabetes. While obtaining her
family history, it was determined that diabetes runs in her family and caused the
amputation of her mother’s foot some time in the past.
Mathematical Foundations of Parallel Computing (Series in Computer Science)
Parallel implementation of algorithms involves many difficult problems. In particular among them are round-off analysis, the way to convert sequential programmes and algorithms into parallel mode, the choice of appropriate or optimal computer architect and so on. To solve the stumbling blocks of these problems it is necessary to know the...
Software Industry Accounting (with CD-ROM) The software industry is being inundated with important accounting and valuation questions. The rules and regulations governing accounting of the software industry are very different from other industries. The software industry has unique accounting concerns, such as capitalization of development costs and software revenue recognition. This book... How PowerPoint Makes You Stupid: The Faulty Causality, Sloppy Logic, Decontextualized Data, and Seductive Showmanship That Have Taken Over Our Thinking
With over 500 million users worldwide, Microsoft’s PowerPoint software has become the ubiquitous tool for nearly all forms of public presentation?in schools, government agencies, the military, and, of course, offices everywhere. In this revealing and powerfully argued book, author Franck Frommer shows us that PowerPoint’s...
Drawing For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Welcome to Drawing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, a book that focuses on
the basics of drawing for beginning artists but also includes plenly of
challenges for more experienced artists.
Most people begin to draw as soon as Ihcy can hold a crayon and then ÑÑÐ»Ñ
tinue drawing enthusiastically throughout childhood. Some...
Responsive Web Design by Example
Responsive web design is one of the most discussed topics on web, and a very demanding feature for today's websites. It lets the website to adapt in difference viewport sizes nicely. But, if you think that building a responsive website is hard, wait until you have finished this book.
It will also show you how to use some...