Diversity in Medicine
Standard measure may underestimate OSA in Black patients
Measurement error may be the culprit in underdiagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in Black patients.
From the Journals
Number of cancer survivors with functional limitations doubled in 20 years
The 70% prevalence of functional limitation among survivors in 2018 is nearly twice that of the general population.
Black people are less likely to receive dementia meds
Analysis of a large data set reveals racial inequities in the administering of medications for dementia symptoms.
Zero tolerance for patient bias: Too harsh? Clinicians respond
Should a patient’s request for a health care practitioner of a different race or sex always be accommodated? A recent blog called for a zero...
News from the FDA/CDC
New report says suicide rates rising among young Black people
Significant increases in suicide occurred among Native American, Black and Hispanic people.
Brain scans show effect of poverty, stress on Black children
Disparities in 8 of the 14 brain areas scanned were affected by childhood adversity, particularly poverty.
Minorities with epilepsy blocked from receiving ‘highest quality of care’
“Increasing the attention to these inequities will, we hope, prompt changes across practices,” researchers said.
Physician sues AMA for defamation over 2022 election controversy
The lawsuit sheds light on the power dynamics of a politically potent organization that has more than 271,000 members and holds assets of $1.2...
Significant racial disparities persist in status epilepticus
“The results suggest that racial minorities, those with a lower income, and the elderly are an appropriate target to improve health outcomes and...
Advancing health equity in neurology is essential to patient care
The final plenary session at the ANA annual conference offered insights into the underlying causes of health care disparities within neurology and...
Physicians react: Climate change and other social issues
Around half of physicians rated climate change among their five most important issues, according to results of a Medscape survey.