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2011-09-06 22:58:47

Johns Hopkins study suggests medical students may "learn" to treat nonwhite patients differently than white patients New Johns Hopkins research shows that medical students – just like the general American population – may have unconscious if not overt preferences for white people, but this innate bias does not appear to translate into different or lesser health care of other races. The research findings, published in the Sept. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Language Line Services, the worldwide leader in interpreting and translation services, today announced a partnership with the Manhattan Cross Cultural Group (MCCG), creators of Quality Interactions, to help healthcare organizations provide the highest quality care to their culturally and linguistically diverse patients. MCCG, based in Cambridge, Mass., developed Quality Interactions, a portfolio of e-learning and blended...

2011-07-28 08:00:00

BOSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Global Health Delivery Project and Harvard Business Publishing released 21 teaching case studies examining the principles of health care delivery in resource-poor settings. The multidisciplinary body of work spans 13 countries and addresses the complexity of delivering life-saving health care technologies and care. These 21 teaching case studies are available to global health educators, students and practitioners at no cost through Harvard...

2011-07-11 09:00:00

BOSTON July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sara Orozco, PhD, a faculty member at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) has been named to the Massachusetts Health Disparities Council by Senate President, Therese Murray (D-Plymouth). Dr. Orozco is the only member of the 18-person panel with extensive credentials and expertise related to mental health care for minorities and other underserved populations. Dr. Orozco will be replacing Dr. Amaro Laria, a former MSPP faculty member....

2011-07-02 02:51:53

Education needed to close the gap, improve outcomes A citywide study published online in today's issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association demonstrates racial disparities in the use of clot-busting drugs to treat acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke. According to the study's results, significantly fewer black patients receive the drug tPA than whites because of delays in seeking emergency care and the presence of medical conditions that exclude them from...

2011-06-30 07:00:00

"NEW HEALTH CARE REFORM MOST POWERFUL LEGISLATION IN DECADES" WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) headquartered in Washington D.C. will host one in a series of forums across the country in El Paso, Texas on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso St. beginning at 6:00 p.m. Joining NHMA will be U.S. Congressman Sylvestre Reyes and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, Office of Health Care...

2011-06-23 06:00:00

BOSTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 members of the medical and scientific community will convene in Boston July 8 - 10 for the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks' (ISHIB) 26th Annual Scientific Conference entitled "Understanding Cardiovascular Disease Risk Across the Lifespan," at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. The conference will feature plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, and abstracts of new research on cardiovascular disease as well as other...

2011-06-21 00:00:29

Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership holds its Annual Meeting for Stakeholders in Health Disparities on Wednesday, June 29th Hartford, CT (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 The Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership holds its Annual Luncheon Meeting for Stakeholders in Health Disparities on Wednesday, June 29 from 8:30am - 3:30pm ET at the Water's Edge Resort located on 1525 Boston Post Road. The theme is "Health Equity for All: Awareness, Advocacy, Activism, and Accountability."...

2011-06-18 00:01:05

Dr. Hart will serve as Senior Vice President of the Health Equity, Strategy, and Communication Group Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 Jamie Hart, PhD, MPH, a recognized health equity and strategic development expert, will join Atlas Research as Senior Vice President in July. Dr. Hart has extensive experience in improving health outcomes and increasing access to care for underserved populations through strategic planning and facilitation, provision of training and technical assistance,...

2011-06-17 01:56:22

African Americans receive poorer dental care than white Americans, even when they have some dental insurance coverage. To better understand why this is so, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Dental Medicine, surveyed African American adults with recent oral health symptoms, including toothaches and gum disease. Their findings provide insights into why disparities persist even among those with dental insurance and suggest strategies to...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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