Dr Seun Ross: Achieving Equity is Necessary to Sustain the Health Care System
At the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health 2023 Wellness Summit, Seun Ross, PhD, explains the business case for achieving health equity.
Dr Alvaro Pascual-Leone Highlights Alzheimer Risk Factors, Disparities in Research
If clinicians empower individuals by giving them the appropriate tools and education to promote brain health, it can make a big difference, said Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD.
Welcome to the UPMC Health Plan Neighborhood Center
The UPMC Health Plan Neighborhood Center, which first opened its doors in December 2022, offers a wide array of services to support plan members and others living in the community.
Vikki Walton, MBA, Shares How Employers Can Improve Health Equity
At the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health 2023 Wellness Summit, Vikki Walton, MBA, addresses the role employers have in health equity.
Dr Susan Spratt Discusses Diabetes Management Services at Duke Health
Susan Spratt, MD, senior medical director, Duke Population Health Management Office, breaks down the the prevalence of diabetes in the United States and discusses current diabetes initiatives at Duke Health.
Dr Monica Taylor-Desir on Taking Mental Health Care Awareness to Action
"Even though awareness was increasing, it wasn't translating into action," Taylor-Desir explains. "We know from our experience as physicians, that physical health and mental health are tied."
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell Explains the Impact of Implicit Bias on Maternity Care
"We really have to work on our implicit bias, acknowledging it, understanding it, and doing the work to try to change it," Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, says.
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell on Maternal Health Care: We Cannot Have Quality Without Equity
A recent CDC study revealed that reports of mistreatment and discrimination during maternity care were high among Black, Hispanic, and multiracial respondents.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Describes the Participants of the BeginNGS Consortium
The consortium involved in the newborn genomic sequencing initiative consists of a diverse and growing selection of stakeholders.
Dr Margaret Ragni Sheds Light on the Necessity of Testing Hemophilia Carriers
In hemophilia cases where there is uncertainty, especially when your factor level is near the 50% cutoff, genetic testing becomes important, Ragni says.
Dr Sigrun Hallmeyer: Precision Medicine Needs to Become More Efficient
Curing cancer is something we all want to do, but logistical issues remain around translating that into practice, explained Sigrun Hallmeyer, MD, medical oncologist with Advocate Health.
Dr Monica Taylor-Desir Discusses the APA Mental Health Care Works Campaign
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation has launched an initiative to prioritize mental health care.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Highlights Disparities Seen in Genetic Testing
"We won't be content until this is indeed performed in 98% of babies," Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, explains.
The Importance of Examining and Preventing Atrial Fibrillation
At this year’s American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention, Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, delivered the Honorary Fellow Award Lecture, “The Imperative to Focus on the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation,” as the recipient of this year’s Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology award.
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell Addresses Racial Disparities in Maternity Care
According to new CDC research, 20% of mothers reported mistreatment while receiving maternity care for their youngest child.
Dr Joseph Mikhael on Strategies to Increase Diversity in Multiple Myeloma Trials
Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP, chief medical officer of the International Myeloma Foundation, highlights several potential strategies to address the historic lack of diversity in multiple myeloma clinical trial populations.
Dr Joseph Mikhael: Researchers, Organizations Must Collaborate to Address Disparities in Multiple Myeloma
Researchers and organizations must collaborate to address the persistent disparities in access to treatments for multiple myeloma, explained Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP, chief medical officer of the International Myeloma Foundation.
Neil Goldfarb Previews the 2023 GPBCH Wellness Summit
Neil Goldfarb, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH), previews the upcoming GPBCH Wellness Summit taking place on September 14, 2023.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Speaks About the Future of Newborn Genomic Sequencing
Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, shares the exciting advancement of the BeginNGS newborn genomic sequencing program as it approaches the end of phase 2.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Discusses Rapid Diagnostic Genome Sequencing Program for Newborns
BeginNGS aims to enable the prompt identification of potential genetic disease with its newborn screening program.
Oncology Onward: A Conversation With Dr Debra Patt of Texas Oncology
Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA, joins hosts Emeline Aviki, MD, MBA, and Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA, for episode 2 of our newest podcast, "Oncology Onward: Conversations With Innovators and Changemakers in Cancer Care."
Dr Haley Naik: Improved Medical Education Can Help Reduce Diagnostic Delays of HS
Some populations face longer diagnostic delays for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), but medical education can help improve knowledge of common dermatologic diseases and reduce delays in diagnosis, said Haley Naik, MD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Face Many Barriers When Accessing Care, Says Dr Haley Naik
Some of the many barriers patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) face include accessing knowledgeable providers, insurance coverage of treatment, and the way the health care system is set up, said Haley Naik, MD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
Dr Joseph Mikhael on Strategies to Increase CAR T-Cell Therapy Access
Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP, chief medical officer of the International Myeloma Foundation, discussed the manufacturing challenges sometimes seen with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies and strategies being implemented to improve access for historically underserved patients.
Dr Judite Blanc Discusses Digging Deeper, Getting to the Root of Sleep Health
Judite Blanc, PhD, is lead author on the abstract, “Social Determinants of Sleep Disorders Among Multiethnic Americans in the NIH All of Us Research Program,” which was presented on June 5th at the SLEEP 2023 conference.
Dr Judite Blanc: Sleep Needs, Poor Sleep Consequences Vary Between Children and Adults
Judite Blanc, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, discusses how total sleep needs vary among ages and the consequences of these changing hourly totals.
Dr Robert Dellavalle Discusses the Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials
Unless all populations are represented adequately in trials, it will be hard to know if a drug works the same in all populations as it does in one specific one, explained Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH, of University of Colorado School of Medicine and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
Q&A: Has LGBT Health Care Access Improved Since the ACA?
Andrew Bolibol, a PhD candidate in Harvard University’s Health Policy Program, highlights trends and gaps in health insurance coverage between LGBT and non-LGBT adults.
Dr Courtney DiNardo Sheds Light on FDA Fast Track Designation and Its Impact on Drug Development
Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE, the lead author on a study presented at EHA 2023 evaluating a new therapy for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia, discusses the FDA Fast Track Designation for IO-202 and strategies for raising awareness and improving diversity in clinical trials.
Disparities in Germline Genetic Testing Rates Exist, but Mechanisms Remain Unclear
Barb Kunz, MS, LCGC, senior genetic counselor at the US Oncology Network, discussed the importance of germline genetic testing in patients with triple-negative breast cancer and other cancer types.
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