Epidemiology

"What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living" - A Conversation With Dr. Ira Byock

We prepare for life’s most important events – births, graduations, weddings and vacations. So why do we put almost no thought into events that shape how we treat serious illness and the end of life?
With planning and conversation we can improve our quality of life as we face serious illness, family caregiving and the decisions we need to make.

The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - April 2018

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution
Before Medicare was established in 1965, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, one third of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. Medicare was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

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