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 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.
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.
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.