Diversity in Medicine
Maternal health clinic teams with legal services to aid patients
Health-harming legal needs are drivers of poor health outcomes, particularly for Black women and children.
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.
Guidelines for assessing cancer risk may need updating
Whole-exome sequencing reveals cancer risk mutations in patients that would not have qualified for testing based on current guidelines.
From the Journals
Breast cancer screening advice ‘dangerous’ for black women
The current “one-size-fits-all” policy to screen the entire female population from a certain age may be “neither fair and equitable nor optimal...
Circulating DNA has promise for cancer detection, but faces challenges
Unnecessary procedures and health care challenges could leave Whites as the primary beneficiaries.
AHA statement targets nuance in CVD risk assessment of women
Considering nonbiological and social factors when assessing CVD risk in women, particularly women of diverse races and ethnicities, is highlighted...
Black women have higher state-level rates of TNBC
The state-level disparities highlight gaps in physicians’ understanding of how social factors contribute to disparities in TNBC risk.
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...
Parents driving the ‘talk’ supports healthy sexual behaviors in GBQ teens and young adults
“Providers can encourage parents to ask if a child is dating or is familiar with ways to protect themselves or provide consent, and act as a...
Pandemic pregnancy-linked deaths up 35% from 2019
Drug-related deaths increased 55.3% and deaths from homicide increased 41.2%.
Female doctors have higher infertility rates and riskier pregnancies: What can be done?
Demanding jobs with exhausting and often unpredictable hours contribute to a culture that, traditionally, has been far from family friendly.