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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 18, 2022

Placing Communities of Color at the Forefront of Hepatitis C Elimination

First identified in 1989, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills thousands of people in the United States each year. An estimated 2.4 million Americans live with chronic hepatitis C infection, which if left untreated can result in serious, even life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer. While HCV knows…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 4, 2022

Are All Gout Patients Getting the Treatment They Need?

More than 9.2 million Americans live with gout, but only 10 percent of people with gout are getting the ongoing treatment they need. The lack of proper treatment is particularly acute among Black patients, who have a 25 percent higher prevalence of the disease but are much less likely to…more.

Categories: Health Disparities
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 23, 2022

An Inside Look at Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Note: The following information about Parkinson’s Disease was originally published by the National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Institute on Aging (NIA), which leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. You can read the original information…more.

Categories: Parkinson’s Disease
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 9, 2022

Precision Medicine: Eliminating Disparities in Lung Cancer Care

Precision medicine – treatments that are based on an individual’s specific genetics and the cancer cell’s genes – holds great promise for lung cancer patients. For all patients, precision medicine is made possible through a type of advanced diagnostic testing called biomarker testing. However, for some racial and ethnic minorities,…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Feb 23, 2022

11 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and millions of Americans are affected by the disease. It’s important to distinguish the facts from the myths about Alzheimer’s, especially when it comes to finding information online. The following information about common myths surrounding Alzheimer’s was originally…more.

Categories: Alzheimer's Disease
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Feb 9, 2022

What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Whom Does it Affect?

Leukemia is a blood cancer that affects red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. One type of leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) – also called acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia – is a blood and bone marrow cancer that can affect both children and adults. In adults…more.

Categories: Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 26, 2022

Dramatic Health Inequities Are Pervasive across the United States

A study published by the Commonwealth Fund in late 2021 found that health systems across the United States are failing people of color. According to the study, Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care: A Scorecard of State Performance, Black Americans in nearly every state are more likely…more.

Categories: Health Disparities
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Dec 15, 2021

Patient-Focused Non-Profits Emerged from COVID Cloud in 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, Real World Health Care and our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, are truly grateful for our subscribers and the patient communities we were able to reach throughout the current health pandemic. We hope that our coverage of COVID-19 and other important health issues provided useful…more.

Categories: COVID 19
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