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The report identifies strategies for measuring, interpreting racial and ethnic disparities in health care

A report recently published by the Urban Institute aims to quantify and interpret measures of health disparities, one of the most important yet challenging perspectives in the pursuit of equitable care. Racial and ethnic disparities have long been a problem in the US health care system, but efforts to eliminate these disparities have been limited …

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A conference to address key issues affecting the health sector

Three former federal health secretaries headline the marquee for the Business of Health Care: Managing Through Uncertainty conference at the University of Miami. Secretaries will join industry executives and experts for a day that includes three formal sessions and numerous networking opportunities to address key issues affecting the healthcare sector. Conference coordinators Steven Ullman, professor …

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Promoting a One Health approach can significantly improve human and animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in The lancetresearchers pursued contemporary evidence on how One Health approaches can improve health security on a global scale against unprecedented health hazards, such as that posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human–Animal–Environmental Health for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: …

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Researchers evaluated retrospectively obtained health-related quality of life data from patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published in medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated a retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Evaluation of a retrospective collection of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background The studies highlighted an effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extended past clinical results. To …

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Study led by Henry Ford Health nephrologist evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Research led by Lalathaksha Kumbar of Henry Ford Health, MD, evaluated and validated remote access monitoring technology that can predict vascular access blockage in dialysis patients. The single-center prospective validation study published in Journal of Vascular Access reviewed the Vasc-Alert technology and concluded that it is a “reliable and effective tool” for predicting which patients …

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Association of aldosterone with ideal cardiovascular health in incident diabetes

The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to increase among African Americans (AA). However, a plateau was observed among non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Furthermore, T2D-related mortality and morbidity have been reported to be higher among AA than among NHW. Therefore, the investigation of new factors to understand the differences in prevalence, incidence and mortality of …

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Human health is at risk from antibiotic residues in wastewater

In a recent study published in The Lancet Planetary Healthresearchers examined antibiotic levels and antibiotic resistance among aquatic environments. Antibiotics are viewed as emerging aquatic pollutants that are capable of promoting the establishment as well as the selection of antibiotic resistance in the environment. However, wastewater treatment facilities and other waste management systems can partially …

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California Senate’s new health chair will prioritize mental health and homelessness

California state Sen. Susan Talamantis Eggman, a Stockton Democrat who helped pass Gov. Gavin Newsom’s landmark mental health legislation last year, has been named to lead the powerful Senate Health Committee, a shift that promises a more urgent focus on expanding mental health health services and placement of homeless people in housing and treatment. Eggman, …

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California Senate’s new health chair will prioritize mental health and homelessness

California state Sen. Susan Talamantis Eggman, a Stockton Democrat who helped pass Gov. Gavin Newsom’s landmark mental health legislation last year, has been named to lead the powerful Senate Health Committee, a shift that promises a more urgent focus on expanding mental health health services and placement of homeless people in housing and treatment. Eggman, …

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Antibiotic concentrations in aquatic environments may pose a threat to human health

Antibiotic residues in wastewater and wastewater treatment plants in regions around China and India risk contributing to antibiotic resistance, and drinking water may pose a threat to human health, according to a comprehensive analysis by Karolinska Institutet published in The Lancet Planetary Health. The researchers also determined the relative contribution of different sources of antibiotic …

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