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FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

Tuskegee Relatives Promote COVID-19 Vaccines in Ad Campaign

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tuskegee is the one-word answer some people give as a reason...

Diversity of Pediatric Residents, Fellows Continues to Lag

Researchers acknowledged that some of the factors contributing to the low proportion of minorities in the pediatric workforce may include educational disparities starting in primary...

School Apologizes for Rejecting Black Student in ’59

A letter dated Aug. 5, 1959, hangs framed in the basement of Marion Hood, MD, a retired gynecologist and obstetrician. “I am sorry I must...

Hope in a Year of Challenges

Black health care workers have suffered blows to their lives and careers over the past year. Racial disparities in health care continue as more and...

COVID-19 Death Toll Higher for International Medical Graduates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Graduates of international medical schools died from COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers...

Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity

Working to mitigate racial and gender inequity in hospital medicine may seem like a daunting task, but every physician can play a role in turning...

Police Contact Tied to Elevated Anxiety in Young Black Adults

Young Black adults who witness or experience police violence have significantly elevated levels of anxiety, new research shows. Dr Robert Motley In the first study...

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

JAMA Editor Resigns Over Controversial Podcast

Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after he and the journal faced significant...

Residency Director’s Removal Called Racist, Sexist

Alumni and current students and residents at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, have exploded in outrage at the removal of Princess...

Legacy Racist Mortgage ‘Redlining’, Fewer Green Spaces

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A racist mortgage appraisal practice used in the United States decades ago has resulted in less green space...

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rates of premature births declined in Melbourne, Australia, during the first...

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a formal apology for its past support of structural racism in psychiatry. The apology, issued January 18, coincided...

AMA Takes On Vaccine Misinformation, Physician Vaccines, Racism

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates this week adopted a policy to educate physicians on how to speak with patients about COVID-19 vaccination...

Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination

College students from minority communities and communities of color are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine compared with individuals in the White...

Louisiana Pediatrician Arrested for Punching Student

A Louisiana emergency department pediatrician was arrested Wednesday, accused of punching and verbally assaulting a woman walking on Monday near Louisiana State University, according to...

Chinese Americans Suffer Discrimination Related to COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Half of Chinese American parents and their children report having experienced...

Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police Comes Under Scrutiny

Two City Council members, a municipal court judge and the NAACP are calling for tougher supervision of private police forces that disproportionately arrest Black people...

COVID-19 Vaccine Should Go to HCWs First, NAS Panel Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anticipating an initial short supply of COVID-19 vaccines, a prominent scientific...

‘These Are Not Things I’m Getting Paid For’

Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID every...

The Role of Structural Racism in Delayed Autism Diagnoses

An analysis of a large cohort of African American children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reveals a more than 3-year time lag between parental recognition...

To Fight Racism, Physicians Should Listen to and Learn From Patients: Panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Healthcare providers can fight racism by checking their own biases, recognizing injustice within the system, and truly listening to their...

Pushing to Move From Reactionary to Preventive Medicine

  Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID...