Medicine Can Fight Disparities Without Compromising Standards

May 11, 2022 1:00 pm ET An exam room at a community medical clinic in Maryland. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News In “Keep Politics Out of the Doctor’s Office” (op-ed, April 19), Stanley Goldfarb writes that medical schools are lowering admissions standards for race-based reasons and that medical scientific studies are being similarly debased. This is … Read more

When Did ‘Woman’ Become a Dirty Word?

During my recent treatment for breast cancer, a nurse assured me that my “chest cancer” prognosis was promising. “We try not to make anyone feel uncomfortable,” she said. “Everyone has a chest.” “Well, it makes me—as a woman—feel uncomfortable. I have breast cancer.” It was the first time I had personally encountered the effort to … Read more

CNH to cancel striking workers’ health insurance; Govt. Evers voices support for strike in Racine | Local News

Adam Rogan, Ryan Patterson MOUNT PLEASANT — CNH Industrial, which owns the former Racine-founded Case Corporation, plans to cut off unionized workers’ health care coverage starting Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 employees are reportedly striking between Racine, Mount Pleasant and the Iowa city of Burlington after the last collective bargaining agreement expired and negotiations … Read more

Tesla covers travel costs for healthcare including, reportedly, abortions

Signage outside the new Tesla South Austin showroom within the Yard development in Austin, Texas, US, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Mark Felix | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will cover travel and lodging costs for employees to receive health-care services not offered in the states they reside. The policy, which Tesla said has been … Read more

Acceptance, mental health difficulty for trans Hoosiers | News

INDIANAPOLIS — As a teenager, Lilith Le’fay Belladonna, recalls being confused about the relationship between her gender and masculine body and tried to repress any uncomfortable feelings. She hated how she looked and felt strange in her body, as if she were born with the “wrong parts.” “I didn’t even know, more or less, that … Read more

OnRoe v. Wade, big companies already have a previous for action

Abortion rights campaigners march through downtown after demonstrating outside of Evo A. DeConcini US Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, US, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision … Read more

insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

PHOENIX (AP) – A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state’s Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation’s signing was hailed by the American Cancer Society, which called biomarker testing a critical step in … Read more

CDC investigating severe hepatitis in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 cases of severe hepatitis, including five deaths, the public health agency said on Friday. More than 90% of the children were hospitalized and 14% required liver transplants, according to … Read more

New York City could bring back mask mandate, vaccine checks

Children are seen walking to school, on the first day of lifting the indoor mask mandate for DOE schools between K through 12, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US March 7, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York City could bring back mask mandates and proof of vaccination status to go to restaurants, … Read more

Community organizations fight to decrease the stigma of youth mental health help | A Brighter Tommorrow

COLUMBIA – It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and several organizations in Columbia are using this week to raise awareness. Missouri ranks 22nd, according to Mental Health America’s Youth Mental Health scale. The lower the ranking, the lower prevalence of mental health illness and the higher rate of access to care for youth. Several mid-Missouri organizations … Read more