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Mental Health

Study Shows Identifying Empathy Is Key to Increasing Diversity in Medicine, Improved Patient Care

19/01/2021 06:00am | 55 views

By AACOM

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Long before COVID-19, decades of societal, systemic inequalities have contributed to health disparities and educational inequities for ethnic minorities and communities of color. Now, results from a first of its kind, national medical education empathy study, co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), could provide medical schools with an evidence-based assessment to help them not only improve diversity in admissions, but also help address the long-standing health disparities plaguing our nation and harming patient health.

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Mental Health

Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

02/10/2020 06:00am | 805 views

In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.

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Preventive Care

Black and Hispanic Americans turn to doctors who look like them for reassurance on vaccinations.

19/01/2021 06:00am | 40 views

By Gina Kolata

Denese Rankin, a 55-year-old retired bookkeeper and receptionist in Castleberry, Ala., did not want the Covid-19 vaccine. Her opinion toward the vaccine was like many Black, rural Americans: The vaccine had come about too quickly to be safe.

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Cancer patients often 'retraumatized' by coronavirus: How to cope

12/08/2020 06:00am | 943 views

Writing in The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan describes her 17-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, starting with her shock and fear when she was diagnosed:  “Stage IV cancer! Could it get any worse?”

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Antibody Tests May Answer Public Health Questions

22/06/2020 06:00am | 1303 views

 

June 1, 2020 -- Big-name medical testing companies like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp have expanded access to antibody tests that can tell whether someone was recently infected with the coronavirus a few weeks after they’ve recovered from disease. You can order these tests online or go through your doctor.

 

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