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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 Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Jan 12, 2022

Ahead in 2022: Health Equity and Chronic Diseases in the Spotlight

As I sat down to write my year-end column for 2021, I was struck by how much had changed over the course of the year…and how much remains the same. Thanks to the efforts of brilliant scientists, dedicated clinicians and determined citizens, we now have readily available vaccines (and boosters)…more.

Categories: General
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
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 29, 2021

Give the Gift of Health this Giving Tuesday

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.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 10, 2021

Social Workers Helped Leukemia Patients Navigate Care during COVID Pandemic

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.

Categories: COVID 19, Leukemia
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Oct 13, 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Afford Medication Delivery Devices

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.

Categories: Cystic Fibrosis
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 29, 2021

Get Tested, Get Cured: Hepatitis C Infections Rising Among 20-39 Year-Olds

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.

Categories: Hepatitis C
By Patricia Koffman, Co-Founder and Communications Director, CLL Society  |  Sep 15, 2021

Are You Receiving the Best Possible Care for Your CLL?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult blood cancer in the United States. There are approximately 178,000 patients currently living with CLL, and about 20,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. The CLL Society understands that a diagnosis of CLL can be overwhelming, but the right care can make…more.

Categories: Leukemia
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