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.
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This year, Real World Health Care will publish a series of articles about health equity issues facing the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. As a further resource, we invite our readers to listen to the new seasons of the “American Diagnosis” podcast series created and produced by…more.
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.
Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people around the globe to unleash the power of their generosity to help others. The concept behind the movement is one that Real World Health Care and our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, hold close to our collective hearts as part of our shared commitment…more.
Social workers play an important role in a leukemia patient’s care. As an integral part of a patient’s total care team, they look beyond a patient’s pathology and focus on the whole person to ensure they are cared for holistically and their psychosocial needs are met. “Here at Advent Health,…more.
Today, Siri Vaeth, MSW, works as executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute (CFRI), a charitable organization that serves as a global resource for the cystic fibrosis (CF) community. But back in 1995, Vaeth had never even heard of CFRI. She had a daughter who was newly diagnosed with…more.
For patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), the struggle to breathe is real. The progressive, genetic disease causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Thick, sticky mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure and other complications. Mucus buildup…more.
Viral hepatitis is a serious, preventable public health threat that puts people who are infected at increased risk for liver disease, cancer and death. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a 90 percent reduction in new hepatitis infections and a 65 percent reduction in deaths by 2030. Unfortunately,…more.
A diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can leave patients and their loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. Patients have important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns to manage, and insurance and financial paperwork to organize, among other practical concerns. One of the many sources of information and support…more.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that usually gets worse slowly. It is one of the most common types of adult leukemia, often occurring during or after middle age. With CLL, the bone marrow makes too many of a type of white blood…more.