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OB-GYN Clinical Trials Lack Racial, Ethnic Inclusivity

Source: Northwestern Written By Kristin Samuelson December 21, 2022–All non-white racial and ethnic groups are underrepresented in OB-GYN clinical trials, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Since clinical trials and scientific publications inform clinical care, failing to report the race and ethnicity of study participants and conducting homogenous, non-representative research …

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AAMC Specialty Report Explores The Choices of America’s Doctors

Source: AAMCNEWS Written By: Patrick Boyle, Senior Staff Writer More women are becoming doctors, doctors of different racial backgrounds are drawn to different areas of practice, and sports medicine continues to grow fastest of all specialties, according to a new report from the AAMC. Interest is booming in sports medicine and interventional …

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New Report Discusses Lack of Medical Worker Diversity And How To Fix It

Source: American Heart Association News Written By: Michael Merschel Racial and ethnic diversity among medical workers is critical to Americans’ health, but more needs to be done to recruit, train and support those professionals, a new report says. The report, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular …

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Diversity Outcomes for Physician Assistant Programs

Source: Insight Into Diversity Written By: Lisa O’Malley Lack of workforce diversity is an acknowledged problem across nearly all medical disciplines, but a team of researchers recently took a deep dive into physician assistant (PA) training programs. They analyzed individual program outcomes to see which are the most successful in …

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ACP Updates Guidelines on Osteoporosis Treatment

Source: HealthDay Written By: Ernie Mundell TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As millions of Americans born in the baby boomer generation are already finding out, bone loss is a common sign of aging. And now experts at the American College of Physicians (ACP) — one of the leading …

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IU School of Medicine Has Plans For The $400 Million IU Health Gift

Source: Indiana Daily Student Written By: Meghana Rachamadugu December 11, 2022– Last year IU Health donated $400 million to the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Jay L. Hess, the dean of the school of medicine, said the funds will be dispensed over three years and over multiple projects including support for …

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Decorate Safely This Holiday Season

Ladder and electrical safety is key to avoiding an emergency room visit Source: Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Written By: Joe Nixon Winter holidays are a time for decorating – safe decorating. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we want you to avoid an emergency room visit by putting safety first …

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Some Doctors May Be At Higher Risk For Burnout Studies Show

Source: American Medical Association Written By: Sara Berg, MS November 30, 2022–During her career, AMA member Kim Templeton, MD, has seen the issues that physicians are facing at all stages of their careers. More specifically, Dr. Templeton has conducted research on the issues that women physicians face in terms of …

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UVA Developed New Tool To Help Doctors Detect Cancer Cells

Source: UVA Today Written By: Josh Barney November 22, 2023– UVA Health researchers have developed an important new tool to help scientists sort signal from noise as they probe the genetic causes of cancer and other diseases. The tool also could help improve cancer diagnosis by making it easier for doctors …

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Pediatricians Warn The Tripledemic Is Real

Source: Columbia University Irving Medical Center Pediatricians are familiar with the usual fall uptick in viral infections. But this year is a little different, says Rachel Lewis, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Cases of COVID, influenza, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) are …

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Physicians Leveraging Telehealth

Source: American Medical Association Written By: Tanya Albert Henry  With physician burnout at all all-time high, physicians are searching for ways to provide high-quality patient care while easing some of the burdens prevalent in medicine today. “Never before has there been a greater need to be able to leverage digital …

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Parexel Introduces Discussions on Diversity Research to Promote Diversity in Clinical Trials

Source: Parexel News Release BOSTON and Durham, N.C. May 20, 2021 — Parexel, a leading global clinical research organization (CRO), today announced the release of “Discussions on Diversity,” an in-depth research report and interactive microsite featuring patient, academic and physician voices highlighting the importance of diversity in clinical trials. The report, issued in …

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Why So Many Doctors Are Leaving The Workforce

Source: advisory.com Oct. 25, 2022 (Advisory Board) — A report published Thursday by Definitive Healthcare found that nearly 334,000 health care providers—including 117,000 physicians—left the workforce in 2021, with many citing burnout and pandemic-related stressors, Mari Devereaux writes for Modern Healthcare. Report findings and key details In the report, commercial …

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Women Doctors More Likely To Be Addressed By First Name Study Shows

By Jayne Williamson-Lee for STAT News In her inbox on the Mayo Clinic patient portal, the dermatologist Jamison Harvey receives some messages from patients that read more like a casual text to a friend than a request for medical expertise: “Hey Jamison, can you look at this spot?” She introduces herself …

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