Health Diversity Perspective

 
 
  • Does Race Affect Outcomes in Diabetes and CAD? What is the impact of race on clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes who have comparable access to medical care? Dr. Nichols comments on this study from the American Journal of Cardiology.
  • Treating Heart Disease in Women: Why the Disparities? Drs. Mulvagh and Best review why women with ACS experience delays in treatment and are treated differently from men.
  • Are Race and SES Related to Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer? What are the racial and socioeconomic disparities in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer? Dr. Burman comments on this study from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  • Stiff Upper Lip May Hurt UK Cancer Survival   Can British stoicism account for lower cancer survival rates in the UK vs Europe? Possibly, says Dr. David Kerr, who bemoans the poor UK showing after a 10-year initiative to improve survival.
  • Fewer Black Patients Receive DBS for Parkinson Disease A significant disparity in the use of deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson disease could be related to the higher use of Medicaid for payment in black patients.
  • Survey Highlights the Impact of Uterine Fibroids   Dr. Andrew Kaunitz synthesizes the latest research showing that uterine fibroids disproportionately affect black women.
  • Underrepresented Populations in Clinical Trials Shelley Wood asks Drs Mehran and Smith, how do you extrapolate the latest data to your patient if they weren't represented in the trial?
  • Gender Differences and Mortality in Patients With Diabetes Does patient gender or timing of diagnosis affect mortality in patients with diabetes? Dr. Gregory Nichols comments on this study from Diabetes Care.
  • Women and PAD: The Unmet Challenge   Much less is known about women and PAD compared with men. In this Mayo Clinic Talk, learn about efforts in new research and clinical focus.
  • ESC Fewer French Women With AF on Anticoagulants: Undertreated? What constitutes undertreatment? What tools can we use to improve decision quality? Dr John Mandrola reports from ESC Congress 2013.
  • Prepare for the ACA: Does Your Roadmap Include Translation? October and open enrollment are right around the corner. Healthcare providers will need new strategies to effectively communicate with these new customers.
  • The Yin and Yang of Diabetes in Asian Patients   Dr. William Hsu discusses how and why clinicians should address Asian patients with diabetes differently than other patients, in order to achieve the best outcomes possible.
  • Can Kids Get Fit at School? A nurse-directed exercise program is enjoying success in a minority community.
  • Obesity and Diabetes: Your Age Matters Does the age at obesity onset or duration of obesity affect the risk for development of diabetes?
  • Football Players and Heart Disease: Some Surprises   Henry Black talks to Robert Vogel about the National Football League's initiative on heart disease and a study with surprising findings for African Americans and defensive linemen.
  • What the Affordable Care Act Means for Cardiologists   Drs. Black and Ferdinand discuss risk reduction, health disparity, and the imperative to insure patients.
  • A Heartfelt Focus on Females Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, attended and describes the importance of the Red Dress Collection 2013, an event that launched this year's Heart Truth Campaign.
  • Disparity in Cancer Diagnosis: Is It Someone Else's Problem?   A large study indicates that the poor and elderly are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at an advanced stage. Dr. David Kerr says that clinicians should be doing something about this.
  • Female Doctors May Have a Rosier View of Medicine A recent survey shows that women physicians feel more positive about medicine than do men. What's the reason?
  • Patient Ethnicity Alters A1c Goals   Dr. Bruce Wolffenbuttel talks with Dr. Leszek Czupryniak about new research that suggests that A1c goals should be different for patients of Asian, Hispanic, or Caucasian origin.
 
 
 
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