Diversity in Medicine
Pulse oximeters lead to less oxygen supplementation for people of color
Readings are affected by various surface pigmentations, upping risk of hidden hypoxemia in those with darker skin.
Doc releases song after racist massacre in Buffalo
Cardiologist-musician Cleveland Francis wrote and recorded a song to honor the victims as “a plea to the other side to recognize us as people.”
How racist is your algorithm?
The AAP recently published a policy statement that kicked off its examination of clinical guidelines and policies that include race as a...
Cardiologists concerned for patient safety after abortion ruling
Clinicians in many U.S. states are in uncharted territory with the country’s new patchwork of abortion legality, but some specialties may feel the...
Racial/ethnic disparities exacerbated maternal death rise during 2020 pandemic.
Sorting out the best way to do this type of research will be important for looking at excess deaths and maternal mortality following other events...
LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan
The update would ensure that government-funded schools make proper accommodations for a trans student population, such as allowing students to use...
Breast cancer less common in Black women, so why do more die?
This mortality gap likely reflects the fact that Black women face substantial barriers to obtaining timely, high-quality medical care, compared...
Neighborhood analysis links breast cancer outcomes to socioeconomic status
“This study should make clinicians cognizant of the potential for biases in management of metastatic breast cancer in terms of socioeconomic...
Biden boosts LGBTQIA+ protections, bans conversion therapy
The executive order also addresses efforts to strengthen federal data collection in this population to counter homelessness, housing insecurity,...
Non-White subjects are sparse in DMT trials for MS
Black people only made up 1.9% of participants in studies reporting full racial data over 25 years.