“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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Earlier this month, doctors associated with Harvard & Johns Hopkins sent a letter to Congress members calling for an investigation into the health care at migrant detention facilities. The doctors specifically cited the migrant children who died from the flu, stating that flu deaths “are fairly rare events for children living in the US.”

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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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Texas Tech University’s medical school has agreed to end its consideration of race in selecting candidates for admission, an outcome actively sought by the Trump administration

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