Diversity in Medicine
Homicide remains a top cause of maternal mortality
Additional risk factors for homicides among pregnant women or postpartum women include Black race and younger age.
Racism a strong factor in Black women’s high rate of premature births, study finds
“There isn’t enough known about preterm birth, but from what is known, inflammation is involved, immune dysfunction, and that’s what stress leads...
Ketosis, including ketogenic diets, implicated in prurigo pigmentosa
The incidence of prurigo pigmentosa, which might most affect patients of Asian heritage, is on the rise.
U.S. study finds racial, gender differences in surgical treatment of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Black and Hispanic males are more often treated with wide local excision than with Mohs surgery for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
Journal retracts more articles for being ‘unethical, scientifically flawed, and based on racist ideas and agenda’
Polygenic breast cancer risk scores strive to overcome racial bias
To be, or not to be? More counseling needed for gender dysphoria
‘It’s not about making life harder for people who wish to transition but about improving care for all people who identify as transgender,’ says...
Connecticut chapter of ACC at center of Twitter dustup
A tweet taking aim at a medical student’s lament over unrelenting hospital hours prompted a fiery exchange, an apology, and even accusations of...
Pandemic derails small success in lowering diabetes-related amputations
Minor diabetes-related lower extremity amputations increased at the expense of major amputations in some groups to 2017, but COVID-19 has likely...
Shedding the super-doctor myth requires an honest look at systemic racism
How can the expectations of patient-focused, patient-centered care prevail without an honest look at the vicissitudes facing medicine? asked Dr....