Tag: social determinants of health

Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don’ts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Next Winter May Be Rough: Models Predict ‘Considerable Surge’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s likely the United States will see another surge of COVID-19 this...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

AMA Applauds Biden’s Gun Control Directives

The American Medical Association (AMA) commended President Joe Biden on his administration’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced on Thursday . AMA...

Type 1 Diabetes and Transgender Identity: Is There a Link?

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among transgender and gender diverse patients is higher than in the general population, research suggests. This has been reported...

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...

The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back

On any given day, you might find Brenda Hampton driving around rural Lawrence County in Alabama with her truck bed weighed down with pallets of...

As States Expand Vaccines, Prisoners Still Lack Access

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents...

Study IDs 3 COVID-19 Phenotypes, Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have found three distinct COVID-19 phenotypes of patients who present to the emergency department, information that could eventually guide treatment, they say. Elizabeth Lusczek,...

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at...

It May Take Decades Before Trainees Look Like the US Population

Researchers project that it may take up to a century before the percentage of Black and Hispanic medical residents reflects that of the general population....

Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare providers about the risk for potentially life-threatening infections associated with reprocessed endoscopes used for viewing...

Suicide Prevention for Children in the Welfare System

Children in the welfare system who died by suicide were twice as likely to receive mental health services within six months before their death, according...

Biden Administration Launches Vaccination Ad Campaign

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden Administration kicked off an advertising and public education campaign...

Get Vaccinated and You Can Travel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. April 2, 2021 — People who are fully vaccinated can now...

COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two-thirds of epidemiologists from leading academic institutions say the world will...

Depression Plus Inflammatory Diet Add Up to Higher Frailty Risk

Depressive symptoms plus a pro-inflammatory diet that includes red meat, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages like colas appears to exacerbate the risk of frailty in...

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...

Pediatric TB – More Work Needed, Especially With HIV Coinfection

Despite recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric tuberculosis in children living with HIV (CLHIV) and HIV-exposed uninfected children (HEU), several unmet...

Telestroke Care Tied to Improved Reperfusion Rate, Mortality

Patients with ischemic stroke who receive care at hospitals with telestroke capacity are more likely to receive reperfusion therapy, and the 30-day mortality rate is...

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

Rural Women Receive Antibiotics for Longer Than Necessary for UTIs

Women living in rural areas were significantly more likely than were those in urban areas to receive inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for urinary tract infections, based...

Pandemic Slices Medicare Physician Spending in First Half of 2020: AMA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, physician spending in the fee-for-service Medicare...

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk

Children who have higher levels of sun exposure appear to have a substantially lower risk of developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) than children who are...