Category Archives: USA

keeping the US “lily-white” is no lilliputian task

Reading the lastest offering by the Economist I can’t help but notice the fear-mongering discourse carefully weaved into the pithy writing.  A White America has apparently been taken over by a “much browner” cohort.  This article is steeped in lingustic … Continue reading

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smokers need not apply

Today, the New York Times is reporting that more and more hospitals in the US are using a potential employee’s smoking status as a screening tool.  This is clearly bad news for unemployed smokers looking for work in the health … Continue reading

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In/visible Race

“What does this tell you?” is the question posed by one multi-racial/ethnic student in the recent New York Times article, when confronted with surveys attempting to gauge her race. This is an important question that perhaps go neglected when we … Continue reading

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Migrants face organ donation challenges in the US

Recent article on the New York Times about the difficulty faced by patients awaiting organ donations from a non-US citizen family member.  Sometimes I conflate issues facing migrants and ethnic minorities and speak of them as one group.  This article is … Continue reading

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New CDC Report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US

The CDC has just released a report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US for a wide range of health problems.   For a brief summary of some of the findings, which highlight that health outcomes are very much influenced … Continue reading

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