How Med Schools Are Fighting Racial Disparities in Health Care

Photo Credits: Class: Wake Forest School of Medicine Patient Care: Michael Zhang / Getty Images Headshot: Naomi Nkinsi VBAC Calculator: WebMD eGFR: National Kidney Foundation Pulse Oximeter: Grace Cary / Getty Images Spirometer: microgen / Getty Images   Sources: Sarita Warrier, MD, interim associate dean for medical education, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI. Joel Bervell, student… Continue reading How Med Schools Are Fighting Racial Disparities in Health Care

Huge regional disparities in long hospital waits

Parts of Essex and Blackpool have the highest proportion of people waiting over a year for care. Source link

Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, CDC Data Shows

Easing Fears in Hispanic Communities Some states are reporting higher vaccination rates among Hispanics than white and Black residents, which Bibbins-Domingo said fits with surveys showing high enthusiasm for vaccination among Hispanics. It also indicates that some of the reported barriers may have been addressed more effectively in those states, she said.… Continue reading Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, CDC Data Shows

Racial disparities and early-onset colorectal cancer: A call to action

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancer in both men and women in the US. Thanks in large part to increased screening of those over age 50 in last decade, overall CRC rates have been falling among the general population. However, the incidence of CRC among younger individuals in the… Continue reading Racial disparities and early-onset colorectal cancer: A call to action

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

Jasmine Souers was 25 when she noticed a discharge from her nipples. Concerned, she went to get it checked out. At first, her doctors dismissed the possibility of breast cancer, saying, she’s “too young.” She didn’t feel any lumps. A mammogram — a type of breast X-ray — and an ultrasound — a scan… Continue reading Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?

My first exposure to kidney disease and its impact on communities of color occurred when I was in high school. An elderly neighbor, who was like a grandfather to me, had been diagnosed with kidney failure. At about the same time, my older first cousin, who had children about my age, was starting dialysis due… Continue reading What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?