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The value of cultural competency in medicine

As medical professionals treat an increasingly diverse patient population, they need to understand how a patient’s beliefs, values, and behaviors might affect their health. Combined with challenges around health literacy, it is thought by many that communication has become the keystone of all effective care. In 2004, Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute defined cultural competence…

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Round two of Summer Fun: radiology in the movies

Little influences us these days more than pop culture. It changes how we see the world. And it is not likely to accurately portray scientifically supported research and images. Astrophysicist, TV personality and author, Neil deGrasse Tyson, loves to go on late-night television and describe scientific inaccuracies in films. After World War II, radiation and…

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