Tag: social determinants of health

Vaccination Alone Won’t Counter Rise of Resistant Variants: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Relaxation of nonpharmaceutical interventions once vaccination of the population has reached...

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?

  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman....

Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk

A study from Japan suggests that a history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a spouse may elevate risk for future CV events in the other...

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...

Half of Unvaccinated in US Unconcerned About Delta Variant: Poll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About half of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Americans aren’t concerned about...

Rheumatologists’ Industry Payments Rise; Small Minority Gets Most

Practicing rheumatologists in the United States received more than $220 million from pharmaceutical companies during 2014-2019, with payments increasing each year, according to findings from...

Can Removing Urban Highways Improve the Health of US Cities?

Mandela Parkway, a four-lane boulevard enhanced by a median with trees and a curving footpath, stretches along a 24-block section of West Oakland. It’s the...

Global Heart Organizations Unite to Promote Clinician Well-Being

Global action is needed to improve clinician well-being and reduce burnout, both of which are and will be crucial for providing high-quality patient care, four...

Limited English Proficiency Linked With Less Healthcare

Adults with limited English skills receive far less health care than do those proficient in English, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Jessica...

Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

Most U.S. adults (77%) age 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online...

Indoor Tanning ICD-10 Codes May Be Underused

Evaluation of a large insurance claims database has provided some insight into how ICD-10 indoor tanning codes are being used in practice, according to a...

Midlife Change in Wealth May Be Costly for Heart Health

Midlife changes in wealth may affect a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease, a new cohort study suggests. It found that upward wealth mobility relative to...

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company

A well-known healthcare policy expert whose work has focused on the cost and value of anticancer drugs has left academia and has accepted a position...

Rapid Core Antigen HCV Tests Could Expand Accessibility

A proposed rapid diagnostic test for hepatitis C viral infections that combines an inexpensive but lower-sensitivity core-antigen test with lab RNA confirmation of negative tests...

Masking Guidance in Flux as Delta Variant Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Despite concerns of a spreading delta variant of the coronavirus, the...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

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...

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas

Thermal ablation of the defect margin after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR-T) is associated with reduced recurrence in the treatment of large (≥20-mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps...

Hospitals, Insurers Invest to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped...

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...

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for ‘Reprehensible’ Reason

A delaying tactic used by some U.S. health insurers to limit coverage of bariatric surgery does not jibe with the clinical experience at one U.S....

Dad, Mom, and 7 Kids, All Docs or Nurses, Go Viral With Photo

All the siblings in the Okpaleke family pursued careers in medicine. From left to right: Okway Okpaleke, MD; Chinelo Okpaleke, PA; Nkiru Osefo, MD; Ifeoma...

Blood Test for Multiple Cancers ― Too Many False Positives?

New data on the Galleri blood test (from Grail) show that it detected a cancer signal for a broad range of cancer types and that...

Report Shows Decline in Black Ob/Gyn Residents From 2014 to 2019

There has been a steady decline in the proportion of Black ob.gyn. residents from 2014 to 2019, according to new research published in JAMA Network...

Americans Want Telehealth to Stay, National Poll Shows

A significant proportion of patients want telehealth services to remain a permanent part of healthcare, newly released results from a national poll show. Sponsored by...