Population Health

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: An Opportunity to Refocus Resources?

December 14th 2020, 5:00pm


Stark realities exposed by the pandemic have led some to advocate for redirecting resources to have the most impact on vulnerable populations.

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

December 10th 2020, 10:38pm


The panel was charged with deciding if the benefits of the vaccine outweighs the risks, paving the way for the possibility that immunizations could begin within days.

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Could Eroded Public Trust Impede a Rebound?

December 10th 2020, 4:15pm


What people believe about health and public health, although challenged before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, is even more crucial now as vaccine distribution efforts could soon begin.

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Preexisting Factors Impact Exposure, Recovery

December 7th 2020, 4:00pm


With leading health experts warning of a grim few months ahead as the pandemic continues to rage, and as a vaccine launch grows more imminent, this 3-part series explores the impact of existing health disparities on COVID-19 and some potential solutions.

Study Finds Young People Quit or Reduced Vaping Habits During the Pandemic

December 5th 2020, 3:37pm


A combination of stay-at-home orders and vape and smoke shop closures contributed to why many young adults and people under 21 years old quit or reduced vaping.

Dr Karen Winkfield Discusses Importance of Workforce Diversity in Oncology

November 17th 2020, 11:15pm


Representation of minority populations in the oncology workforce is important to educate physicians on the meaning of being culturally appropriate, and to provide culturally appropriate care.

Relaxing of Missouri Firearm Laws Linked to Increased Youth Suicide Rates

November 15th 2020, 3:00pm


A loosening of Missouri’s permit-to-purchase and concealed carry firearm laws may have contributed to increased rates of firearm suicides among young residents, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open.

What We’re Reading: COVID-19 Tests Underused; Tighter Indoor Restrictions Needed; Low Protection Against Measles, Mumps

November 11th 2020, 3:30pm


The US may have inadequate testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); potentially 80% of new COVID-19 cases are linked to indoor venues; protection against measles and mumps is suboptimal among cancer patients.

HHS Wraps Up Rule Requiring Price Transparency by Payers

October 29th 2020, 3:05pm


The Trump administration finalized rules aimed at making health care pricing more visible and transparent to those with with health insurance from employers or the individual market.

Understanding the Challenges of Rural Cancer Care

October 29th 2020, 4:00am


A look at the special challenges of delivering cancer care in rural areas, as ASCO seeks to address this issue.