Health System

Nutrition Assistance No Guarantee Against Food Insecurity for Families Fighting Cancer

September 20th 2022, 1:36pm


A recent study showed that receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits was not enough to address food insecurity among families whose children were fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

bluebird bio Receives FDA Accelerated Approval for Rare Brain Disease Gene Therapy

September 19th 2022, 5:15pm


The gene therapy is the first treatment for active cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects boys.

What We’re Reading: Medical Debt Prevalent in US; NC Medicaid Expansion Proposal; More Seek Mental Health Help

September 19th 2022, 2:05pm


A recent study found that 1 in 5 households were strapped with medical debt; hospitals and hospital systems in North Carolina proposed a way to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of adults; the CDC reported that more adults sought mental health treatment in 2021 compared with 2019.

Patients With Asthma May Move Too Quickly to Biologics, Researchers Say

September 17th 2022, 8:22pm


The retrospective claims database analysis looked at patients in the United States, where it is estimated that costs related to asthma are more than $80 billion annually.

Optimizing Emergency Care Processes Improves Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients With HE

September 16th 2022, 8:30pm


Patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) often do not seek care until they are in critical condition, making an optimized emergency care process critical to reduce adverse prognosis and improve clinical symptoms.

What We’re Reading: Flu Season Warnings; Equity in Monkeypox Vaccine; Climate Change and Health Care Services

September 16th 2022, 2:45pm


Health experts warn that all should brace for a flu season that could be worse than the past 2 years; the CDC is opening applications to a vaccine equity program that will help those who may have limited access to the monkeypox vaccine; a new report found that health care services will be greatly affected by climate change.

Advocate Details Challenges Faced in Path to Diagnosis for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

September 16th 2022, 2:40pm


Athena Gierbolini, president of Hope for HS, a nonprofit advocacy group for those affected by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), discussed the misconceptions she faced from clinicians regarding her clinical symptoms of HS prior to diagnosis.

Researchers Evaluate Racism as a Factor in Underestimation of Atopic Disease

September 15th 2022, 4:31pm


Although allergic and atopic disease is well studied and researched overall, the researchers said there is a critical lack of knowledge about these conditions, including eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis, in diverse racial and ethnic groups.

Contributor: In the Misdiagnosis of Menopause, What Needs to Change?

September 14th 2022, 5:00pm


Menopause symptoms are not being recognized, leading to misdiagnosis and improper treatment.

Educating Older Adults About Shared Decision-Making, Treatment Costs

September 13th 2022, 6:39pm


FAIR Health is launching a new website this week aimed at informing older adults and their caregivers about treatment options, including tools related to cost, quality, and shared decision-making.