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  • The New York Times has featured several good articles recently on health, culture, communication, and immigration:

     

    The Texas Tribune:  Organ Donations Lag in South Texas, and Culture Is a Factor
    By JULI'AN AGUILAR
    Organ donations are fewer in South Texas than in the United States as a whole, and aspects of Hispanic culture are cited as a factor. A campaign is under way to change that.

     

    Proving Torture, to Help Win Asylum
    By ALISON BOWEN
    Dr. Ramin Asgary has helped convince immigration judges that people were tortured in their home countries.

     

    Immigrant's Health Crisis Leaves Her Family on Sideline
    By DEBORAH SONTAG
    A court-appointed guardian's decision to remove the feeding tube of a Rwandan immigrant, Rachel Nyirahabiyambere, exposes the debate over caring for patients in persistent vegetative states.

     

    Cases:  18 Stethoscopes, 1 Heart Murmur and Many Missed Connections
    By MADELINE DREXLER
    A woman let her heart speak, and only some medical students talked back.

     

    Fixes: A Housecall to Help With Doctor's Orders
    By TINA ROSENBERG
    An outreach program is using home visits to help ailing patients keep to their medical regimens.

     

    Abuse Often Follows Afghans to America
    By KIRK SEMPLE
    A culture of domestic violence has followed Afghans to New York.

     

    Op-Ed Contributor:  Treat the Patient, Not the CT Scan
    By ABRAHAM VERGHESE
    Medical technology often blinds doctors to the needs of the sick.

     

    Ethnic Differences Emerge in Plastic Surgery
    By SAM DOLNICK
    Plastic surgeons in ethnic communities across New York City have reported a surge in demand for procedures that mirror cultural beauty ideals.

     

    Swedes Begin to Question Liberal Migration Tenets
    By SUZANNE DALEY
    Once seemingly immune to anti-immigrant sentiment, Sweden faces a growing sense that it allowed too many foreigners in.

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