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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
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 15, 2022

Cancer Research Belongs in the Community

Studies have shown that cancer disproportionately impacts racial and ethnic minority groups, however, these groups remain underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.1,2,3 With unique insights into issues facing underrepresented patient populations, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recently developed consensus-driven recommendations to improve diversity, equity and accessibility in cancer research.…more.

Categories: Health Disparities
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 1, 2022

Fighting for Equitable Representation in Alzheimer’s Research

Social determinants of health (SDOH) have long-term, far-reaching, and not always obvious ramifications in people’s lives, including their risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). These disparities were made clear by a 2020 report issued by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and the Urban Institute. The report found that deep social inequities –…more.

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 Michael J. Fox Foundation  |  Apr 20, 2022

Building a Parkinson’s Care Team

Editor’s Note: The following has been excerpted, with permission, from The Parkinson’s Journey: Building a Care Team, published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). Real World Health Care invites our readers to visit MichaelJFox.org to help you and your loved ones navigate life with Parkinson’s. As…more.

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
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