Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases. With comments from our Nancy Kass

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12 patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in The New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures

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The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism

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Dhruv Khullar writes that in a health system riddled with inequity, we risk making dangerous biases automated and invisible.

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Are the eligibility criteria used for hip and knee replacements color, income or sex blind? Perhaps not, says new work from Johns Hopkins. Study co-author, our Casey Humbyrd, MD, and her team found that those who met cutoff factors for surgery tended to have higher incomes, more education and be white

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In some places, like rural sub-Saharan Africa, and rural South Asia, people don’t get enough animal products to get their growth cognitive needs,” said Jessica Fanzo, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Written by 37 scientists from 16 countries. “It’s not a blanket approach, but when you look at the data there are certain individuals or populations that don’t need that much red meat for their own health,” said our Jessica Fanzo, “There’s a real inequity. Some people get too much. Some people get too little.”

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Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care

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