Tag: social determinants of health

If Roe Is Overturned, Michigan Has Abortion Ban on the Books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to let a Texas ban on most abortions remain in force — at least for now...

Masks Work to Prevent COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A large, real-world test of face masks in Bangladesh shows that...

California Cancer Patients Get a Bill of Rights, but Has No Teeth

Both houses of the California State Legislature have unanimously approved a Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights resolution, but it has no force of law. The...

Salt Substitute Reduces Stroke, CV Events, and Death

Switching from regular salt to a low-sodium salt substitute has major public health benefits, including a reduction in stroke, cardiovascular events, and death, a new...

AF, Fibrosis Ablation Falls Short, but Signs of Hope

The addition of image-guided atrial fibrosis ablation did not significantly reduce the risk of recurrence relative to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) alone in patients with...

Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data

Less than one third of articles published in prominent surgical journals in 2019 reported the race or ethnicity of study participants, a new analysis published...

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Study Informs About Risks of Discontinuing Meds in JIA

Many but not all children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can regain remission after stopping and then restarting treatment, according to preliminary data from the...

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Put Off Care for Their Kids in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many families delayed much-needed healthcare for their children out of fears...

Religious Healthcare Practitioners Win Injunction on ACA Rules

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction on behalf of religious health care providers who feared the Biden administration would interpret the Affordable Care...

Dangerous Price of COVID Rules for Women, Children in Africa

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sean Callaghan recalls the moment in late February 2020, sitting around...

Malaria Transmission in Africa Worsened by Small Dams

A recent study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports suggests that the size of dams in Africa is an important and overlooked factor in malaria transmission....

Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After SARS-CoV-2 spread at a sleepaway camp in Georgia last summer,...

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...