“Mini-ssippi Appendectomy”

September 4, 2019

Our Marielle S Gross, MD, MBE writes about the routine practice of coercive subtotal sterilization during surgical management of ectopic pregnancy

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Shakkaura Kemet, MPH writes, “At my mother’s first oncology appointment, I sat beside her, swaddled in my Harvard sweatshirt. I hoped that the name of the august institution where I was an undergraduate would, in the doctor’s eyes, transport my mother from the wasteland of “difficult,” “noncompliant,” and “welfare queen” to which black female patients are often relegated and deliver her to the promised land of “human being.””

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A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics looks at the effects of racism on children’s development, starting in the womb

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But they’re learning hard lessons along the way. The numbers are encouraging, but only a start, educators say

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Patients who experience organ failure need a transplant to improve their odds of survival and to achieve a better quality of life

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“It happens a lot,” Siefman says. The Unity Health Care clinic, where Melanie Siefman practices, serves mostly low-income, mostly African-American patients. She says her patients often miss vaccinations because of struggles in their parents’ lives

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“Buprenorphine patients remain disproportionately white and, while whites are more likely to have opioid addiction, the difference in prevalence alone is unlikely to explain this gap,” commented our Brendan Saloner

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Administrators at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, yesterday tried to reassure alarmed employees that its recent dismissals of faculty members alleged to have broken federal funding rules were not connected to race or ethnicity

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