Study reveals racial disparities in Huntington’s disease diagnoses

New research led by UCLA Health revealed that Black patients with Huntington’s disease in the U.S. and Canada received their diagnoses, on average, one year later compared to White patients after symptoms first appear.

Pascack Valley Medical Center Along with Westwood Council, Mark the Accreditation of a New Ambulance to Provide Life Saving Service to the Community

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center celebrated a significant milestone today with the accreditation of a new ambulance dedicated to enhancing emergency medical services for the community. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official introduction of the state-certified vehicle, aimed at bolstering life-saving capabilities in Westwood.

Telemedicine may increase endocrinology care access for under-resourced patients with diabetes and heart disease

Widespread availability of telemedicine during the pandemic led to more equitable access to endocrinology care for patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a study being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Telehealth expert: Limited internet access affects healthcare in rural communities

Millions of Americans are likely to lose internet access due to funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program ending in April. Limited internet access will impact rural communities that depend on telehealth options, according to Ann Fronczek, telehealth expert and associate…

SMU working with transportation nonprofit Feonix Mobility Rising, other universities to improve health disparities in Dallas and Detroit

Janille Smith-Colin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at SMU (Southern Methodist University) is part of a team that has just received a $6 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ComPASS program to improve health disparities in Dallas and Detroit.

Incarceration of Parent is Associated with Worse Access to Health Care for Millions of U.S. Children, New Study Shows

According to a new study, children exposed to parental incarceration had worse access to primary care and more unmet dental and mental health care needs than their peers, even after accounting for income, insurance status, rurality, and other important factors. With the United States having the highest incarceration rate in the world, these barriers currently place more than 5 million children who have experience the incarceration of a parent at risk of worse mental and physical health outcomes because of poor access to early health interventions.

UCSF Dermatologist Inaugurated as AMA President

Jack S. Resneck Jr., MD, was inaugurated today as the 177th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Resneck is a dermatologist, professor and vice-chair of the Department of Dermatology at UC San Francisco. Following a year-long term as president-elect of the nation’s premier physician organization, Resneck today assumed the office of AMA president.

Rural, transgender populations face greater healthcare disparities, WVU research show

New research from West Virginia University suggests that transgender and gender diverse individuals in rural areas face greater challenges receiving basic healthcare needs than their counterparts. Up to 61% of participants said they had to travel out of state for gender-related care, while over one-third reported they avoid seeking healthcare altogether for fear of discrimination.

@DrKatieFoss available for interviews on @POTUS plan to order 100 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson.

Murfreesboro, TN (March 11, 2021) – Middle Tennessee State University Professor Katherine Foss is available for interviews on President Biden’s plan to order 100 million more COVID-19 doses from Johnson & Johnson.  “A one-dose vaccine is really the key to getting the…

Endocrine Society opposes Administration’s effort to roll back protections for transgender health

The Endocrine Society is alarmed by the Administration’s proposed rule to roll back protections for transgender individuals and narrow the scope of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when everyone needs access to health care. The Society calls on the Administration to maintain access to care protections for all, particularly vulnerable populations.

Diabetes care reaches new heights as drone delivers insulin for patient

The international medical team that accomplished the world’s first documented drone delivery of insulin for a patient living in a remote community described the project in an ENDO 2020 abstract that will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

COVID-19 big picture: For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how society and the nation handle pandemics.

For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how pandemics spread through the nation, how they overburden health care systems, and how they diminish the supply of medications, thus worsening the pandemic. All this also spins off additional medical crises. She…

WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE

People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services due to cost, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.