Ricardo A. Gonzalez

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Public health care services are facing a growing demand, where funds to these services are being stretched. Public Hospitals should find a way to optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of services being offered. Even though this Conference has documented successful experiences with simulation through the years, it has also opened discussion(More)
Popular belief has it that alcohol, particularly red wine, protects against atherosclerosis and associated cardio- and cerebrovascular conditions. That presumption motivates this paper, which describes the mechanisms underlying the J-shaped risk curve for alcohol use, with benefits for vascular disease risk at low consumption levels and harmful(More)
In light of the World Health Organization's declaration that non-dependent drinking contributes more to the global burden of alcohol-related disease than does drinking by those who meet diagnostic criteria for dependence, this paper argues that clinicians, researchers and decision-makers need to consider microsocial and macrosocial impacts of alcohol use,(More)
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Hippocrates bequeathed a set of ethical precepts that emphasized the social transcendence of the practice of medicine and the profound commitment of physicians to serve patients and their families selflessly and with a pure heart.[1] Traditionally, small-town medical practice facilitated spontaneous interpersonal relationships(More)
ABSTRACT The development of new technology on electric vehicles (EV) is intended to counter the damage in the environment, which is a current issue for society. All electric vehicles need a recharging system to store energy whether is from a renewable power source or from an electric power distribution. Most of these systems are connected to the electric(More)
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