Increased diversity among medical professionals helps counteract the fears of racism, inequality, and other issues that may prevent patients of color from seeking out health care.
A more diverse workforce also helps healthcare professionals learn from one another as the field expands to include people with differing backgrounds and perspectives.
While abortion currently remains legal in the United States with the 1973 landmark ruling of Roe v. Wade, some states are passing legislation that severely restricts abortion access. In mid-May, Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, enacted an almost universal ban on abortions in the state just days before Missouri's House and Senate voted to do the same.
Scholarships help lessen the financial load of higher education. Here’s how students with neuromuscular disease find and win them.
The cost of higher education has soared over the past two decades. According to U.S. News & World Report, in-state tuition and fees at public universities have increased 243 percent, while they have jumped 168 percent at private institutions.
For many prospective college students, winning scholarships is key to making education more affordable. The trick is thorou...
It’s a new concept and a buzzword cropping up in financial circles: blockchain. And it’s a technology that promises to disrupt the healthcare industry and how many physicians practice medicine.
Blockchain technology, in many ways, is like Google Docs, the online platform where a group of users can contribute to and edit a shared document to create a record of information—but perhaps a bit more sophisticated.
For Sean McNeeley, MD, patient care was what drew him to medicine. But the challenges of running his own private practice, with its growing administrative burden, made it hard to stay there. So he decided to limit his work to urgent care.
“I loved being in private practice, but it was a challenge in family medicine to be able to do it all well and balance time with my family,” says McNeeley, the medical director of University Hospitals Urgent Care Network based in Cleveland.
In this health story for NailPro, the trade magazine for nail technicians, techs learn about how to best work with clients who have warts.
Access to Birth Control, Sex Ed, and Women’s Health Services Is at Risk: The Politics of Contraception in Modern America
Political protesters may shout and hold signs telling the U.S. government to “get your laws off my body,” but the current presidential administration is trying to do just the opposite.
While women’s contraception has until recently been readily accessible and free of cost under most healthcare plans through the Affordable Care Act, implemented when Democrat Barack Obama was president, politics can play a significant role in how that can change.
When Dan Cotton regularly started seeing his brother sitting next to him in the passenger seat of his car, it was usually just out of the corner of his eye. But when Cotton, who lives in Port Charlotte, Fla., started hearing his Maryland-based brother give him accurate directions on where to drive in Florida, he knew something wasn’t right.
“When I looked, he wasn’t there,” said Cotton, 53, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at age 49 and has experienced hallucinations and delusi...
When people are sick, the last thing they want to do is travel. But that’s not the main reason why health care delivery is moving away from hospitals and toward home.
The focus on value and right-sizing medical services to the patient’s needs is driving new thinking about how to use appropriate professionals in settings that are effective and convenient for patients. That means finding ways to deliver an array of services -- from post-surgical physical therapy to medication reconciliation tha...
When patients contacted her via social media Tisha Rowe, MD, MBA, used to respond to them. But when the Houston, Texas-based primary care physician found that the messages kept coming, she knew something had to change.
“A lot of people would reach out to me and say, “Can you answer this question?’” she says. “I thought, ‘Wait a minute. I’m working, and I’m not getting paid for it.”
In 2014, no one was really discussing telemedicine, she says.
Sometimes, it seems like every time you turn around, you're being asked to give your time for kids' stuff. Here's how I learned to make it all work.
Don’t let the holidays make you holi-crazed.
When you face work deadlines, family pressures, presents to buy and parties to plan and attend, it can feel like there’s too much to do and no way to get it all done. But it’s possible to have a holiday season that leaves you feeling healthy, happy and grateful, rather than tired, stressed and overwhelmed.
A slow cooker can be a terrific tool for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who want to cook for themselves without overdoing it. If you have stiff or painful hands from joint pain, or rheumatoid arthritis-related fatigue, prepping elaborate meals can be difficult. Instead, consider slow cooking, which uses a specific countertop appliance to simmer ingredients at a low temperature over several hours.