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Breaking Down the Language Barrier

Going to the hospital is almost always a stressful process—navigating through the labyrinthine hallways, filling out infinite nit-picky forms, processing the medical jargon from test results. And for many Americans, this is all done in their native language—English. But for many others, English is not their most comfortable language. It’s bulky, unfamiliar, haphazard. None of…

Back to the Basics

Tumor. Cancer. Surgery. Disorder. Disease. Treatment. Doctors have the responsibility to tell their patients “bad news” all the time. The “news” is not some abstract story that can be simply watched out of boredom or skimmed over with glazed eyes. The “news” is about one’s future of living or dying. Far more difficult to swallow…

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