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Healthstyles: Integrative Health Care, and Medicare and the Civil Rights Act

lobal Advances in Health and Medicine
is a relatively new publication that focuses on improving health and wellbeing worldwide. Its focus on integrative health care (the blending of mainstream, complementary and alternative approaches to health care) includes original research, case studies, commentaries, and narratives by lay people with views on health and health care.


Tonight, Healthstyles producer and Moderator Diana Mason, PhD, RN, interviews the journal’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN. about the journal, integrative health care, and the concept of wellbeing. You can listen to the interview here:


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In the second half of Healthstyles, our attention turns to the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Few people think of Medicare as a key policy for reducing discrimination in the United States.


Preceded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Medicare’s passage in 1965 was key to the desegregation of hospitals, including in the South. Barbara Berney, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health at Hunter College and the CUNY School of Public Health discusses the connections between these two landmark laws with Diana Mason. You can listen to this encore Healthstyles interview here:

So tune in today, April  30, 2015, to Healthstyles on WBAI-FM NYC (; 99.5FM).

Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.


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Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.

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