By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 25, 2023

Social Determinants of Health Create Barriers to Care

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. SDOH contribute to wide health disparities…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 1, 2022

Removing Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment

In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sobering report: Only one in three people with health insurance receive timely treatment for their hepatitis C. The figure is even lower for people covered by Medicare: nearly three in four (72 percent) are not treated. What happens…more.

Categories: Hepatitis C
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 19, 2022

Understanding Different Types of Dementia

As Real World Health Care continues our coverage of Alzheimer’s Disease, we are grateful to the National Institute on Aging for this informative infographic. To learn more, visit www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-is-dementia.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 5, 2022

Parkinson’s Foundation: Putting People with Parkinson’s Disease First

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can face numerous challenges. Some lack adequate access to high-quality, specialized health care and treatments. Others can’t find local resources and community programs for support. And many cannot afford or take advantage of genetic testing to help them qualify for enrollment in clinical trials. The…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 21, 2022

American Cancer Society Funds Pioneering Research in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an observance recognized by health care institutions, advocacy organizations, patients and families around the world. While childhood cancer is rare, it is the leading cause of disease-related death past infancy in children and adolescents, according to the National Cancer Institute. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 7, 2022

Is a Blood or Marrow Transplant Right for You?

People with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may have a range of treatment options available to them, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. These options will vary depending on the patient’s ALL subtype, age, state of health and other prognostic factors. A patient’s cancer care team may also…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 10, 2022

Alzheimer’s Disease: Better Care Starts with Trusted Information

If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, your search for treatments or a cure may lead you to consider a range of unproven remedies. To be clear, there are medications, treatments and strategies that can slow declines and help people with the disease have the highest possible quality…more.

Categories: Alzheimer's Disease
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 27, 2022

Beyond the Cure: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivorship is a Journey

Childhood cancer survivorship is a journey. Survivors and their families need to be prepared for life after cancer, and the National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is committed to them every step of the way. Real World Health Care recently interviewed NCCS’s Jessica Cook, MSW, vice president of Patient & Family…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 13, 2022

Alzheimer’s Association Calls for Diversity in Clinical Trial Participation

Access to health care and the opportunity to achieve optimal health should not depend on where people live, their socioeconomic status, or their race and ethnicity, but as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, that is not always the case. COVID-related disparities served to shine a light on other areas of…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 29, 2022

Driving Equity in Gout Care

Throughout 2022, Real World Health Care is covering the issue of racial and ethnic health disparities. This week, we explore the topic through the lens of gout, a type of arthritis that has a higher prevalence among racial and ethnic minorities, especially Blacks, than whites. Michael Spigler, vice president of…more.

Categories: Health Disparities
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