Why Immigrants Make Us Healthier

As Doctors and Providers, Immigrants Care for Us. As Patients, They Force Our Health Care System to Be More Creative and Inclusive

Immigrants have been a force for change in the American healthcare system—as doctors and nurses who provide essential health services, and as patients whose needs have prompted hospitals and clinics to be more creative and responsive, said speakers at a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event.

The program, “How Are Immigrants Changing the Way Health Care Is Practiced?” drew from a recent Zócalo Inquiry and ranged widely over the intersections of immigration and healthcare: from the need to license more foreign-trained doctors in the U.S. to the ways hospitals are adapting to …

Tackling Childhood Diabetes With Conversations and Lab Work | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Tackling Childhood Diabetes With Conversations and Lab Work

Rohit Kohli’s Global Childhood, and Indian Medical Training, Taught Him How to Communicate—and Do a Lot With a Little

How can we wean children off sugar?

Answering that question is the focus of my research and practice at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where I’m chief of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. …

‘We Put the Ultrasound Machine in the Local Pharmacy’ | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

We Put the Ultrasound Machine in the Local Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Luz Garcia Is Bringing a Family Practice to Where Her Community Is

If you walk into the local pharmacy in downtown Gonzales and turn to the right, you’ll see an examination room with an ultrasound machine. It represents more than just a …

To Stop a Deadly Cancer, Turn Everyone Into a ‘Hero’ | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

To Stop a Deadly Cancer, Turn Everyone Into a ‘Hero’

How Reducing the Stigma Against Hepatitis B Saved the Lives of Asian Immigrants and the Native Born

How have immigrant communities addressed a rampant disease—and maybe beaten cancer?

Some answers to that question lie in the story of a San Francisco campaign against hepatitis B.

Americans of Asian …

‘I Help My Patients Hear Themselves, Which Starts the Healing Process’ | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

‘I Help My Patients Hear Themselves, Which Starts the Healing Process’

After an Ayurvedic Doctor Solved His Digestive Problems, Ashok Jethanandani Returned to India to Become a Practitioner Himself

How can we help Californians manage chronic conditions and live better lives?

As an immigrant and a doctor of ayurvedic medicine, this has become my calling, but I came …