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Student group presents ‘diversity  demands’ to U of M officials

Student group presents ‘diversity demands’ to U of M officials

Jun. 16 | ‘Whose Diversity?’ resists cooptation, wants more than ‘sprinkling a few faces of color in catalogues’     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The issue of diversity is ever-present at the University of Minnesota. However, this may be the...

Black nurses celebrate their contributions to health care

Black nurses celebrate their contributions to health care

Jun. 13 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   MN Black Nurses Association is an organization that is dedicated to providing support, advocacy and programs to further advance the nursing profession and eliminate health disparities through the delivery...

Ex-St. Paul student returns to enliven a ‘boring…broken system’

Ex-St. Paul student returns to enliven a ‘boring…broken system’

Jun. 9 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   Throughout his youth, Darrail Hughes attended various Saint Paul Public Schools. Now, as an adult, he returns to give that same school district something he believes they’ve been lacking: an African American...

An early lesson in benevolence

An early lesson in benevolence

Jun. 5 | Have you ever thought back on a situation or something you did and wondered, “Who was I and what was I thinking?” Well, I have, and there was an incident when I knew I could have done something differently. At the time I was about 17. I and my...

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Jun. 5 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dr. Crutchfield, I went to pick up a prescription and instead of the brand-name drug my doctor prescribed, the pharmacy gave me a generic drug. Is this ok?   The vast majority of patients experience the...

Insurers, elected officials and the media can also help reduce healthcare disparities

Insurers, elected officials and the media can also help reduce healthcare disparities

May. 28 |   Last week in this column we discussed how community programs, physicians and medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies can help reduce healthcare disparities. This week we look at three other players who can contribute to the effort.       Conclusion...

Breakfast gives your day a healthy start

Breakfast gives your day a healthy start

May. 28 | Is eating breakfast really that important in the morning? That’s a great question, and yes, it really is that important. I want you to hear this: “PLEASE EAT BREAKFAST!” I hear way too often, “I don’t have time for breakfast.” Please stop...

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

May. 27 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well...

Job renewal could be easier than you think

Job renewal could be easier than you think

May. 23 | Years ago, I heard about a way to reinvent your job and improve job satisfaction without quitting to find a new one. The method is called “job novation.” Job novation is based on the legal term “novation.” A novation is when someone is in...

Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

May. 22 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Last week in this column we discussed how individuals and their families can help reduce healthcare disparities by developing and executing Personal Health Plans (PHPs). This week we look at other players...