DNA sequencing, gene mapping and genetically customized medical treatments are no longer the stuff of science fiction. They’re revolutionizing health care now--and opening up a brave new world of opportunities for minority nurses.
Persons who speak little or no English, have low literacy skills or are visually impaired can face formidable barriers to accessing important written health care information, such as the labels on prescription bottles.
“It Takes Two” is the title of a song that was a big hit for the dynamic duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell back in the Sixties. It’s also the concept behind an exciting new advance in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.
Just how serious are the nation’s drug and pharmaceutical companies about developing new medicines designed to close the gap of unequal health outcomes between African Americans and the white majority?
Meet Ruby and Pearl, two lovable, grandmotherly African-American ladies who have recently learned that a combination of monthly breast self-exams, regular mammograms and an annual clinical exam can reduce their risk of suffering from breast cancer.