June 17, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

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Judy Woodruff: Carey Candrian is a Colorado-based social scientist. She’s spent much of her career investigating how health care can be compromised if an open discussion with patients about what and who matters most to them is avoided.

Tonight, she offers her Brief But Spectacular take on reimagining the language we use in health care, especially around elderly LGBTQ members.

Carey Candrian: Think about the script we all get in health care. Are you married? Do you have kids?

And now think how isolating and silencing that script can be when you don’t fit. I think the language we use

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Next month, Texas Tech University Heath Sciences Center will welcome its inaugural class into the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine. The dental school will be the first of its kind in a border city. 

“We’re small but we’re growing,” said Dr. Richard Black, dean of the school and a former private practitioner of 39 years in El Paso. 

The school will welcome 40 students, who will be spending the next four years not only learning but also working with the local community. 

“You have to get here, learn what to do, and do it on live patients,” Black

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More children than ever could be in classrooms for summer school this year to make up for lost learning after U.S. school districts struggled to develop online learning programs during the pandemic.

School districts nationwide are expanding their summer programs and offering bonuses to get teachers to take part. Under the most recent federal pandemic relief package, the Biden administration is requiring states to devote billions of dollars to summer programs.

The U.S. Education Department said it is too early to know how many students will sign up. But the number is all but certain to exceed the estimated 3.3

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When it comes to health care, doctors often get the headlines. They stand out for their expertise and capabilities, and rightfully so.

But most doctors will tell you the care of a patient is a team effort, that they could never do what they do without the nurses, technicians, therapists and others who, under the banner of “allied health,” are a largely unsung army in the battlefield of modern-day medicine.

To the right of this editorial today is a wonderful column by Sandhills Community College President John Dempsey explaining and honoring the roles of the many responsible for last week’s

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My awareness of the limits of medical knowledge began when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 18. It peaked with a near-death experience five years later, and was heightened even further when I discovered what’s known as a ketogenic diet.

Those five years, spent far too often as a patient in some of the best medical centers in the United States and the United Kingdom, challenged my idealistic vision of medicine. Now that I am entering Harvard Medical School as a student, I find myself in an awkward predicament.

At 18, one year into a relatively

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Women in Medicine and Science Group will present “How COVID-19 has Disproportionately Affected Women in Medicine and Science” on April 19.

The seminar, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, will feature Shikha Jain, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Nicole Woitowich, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Jain is the director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the associate director of Oncology Communication

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