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Screening for Health Literacy, Social Determinants, and Discrimination in Health Plans

February 5, 2024 J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, Candy Magaña, MPA This study provides insight on the experiences of patients of a national health plan with 2 structural determinants of…
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Black Women, HIV/AIDS, and Mental Health

The dawning of 2024 is a critical time for acknowledging and supporting people living with HIV, remembering those who have died, raising awareness about the virus, and providing useful prevention…
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Putting Health Over Profit: How Pharma Can Make Medicine More Affordable for Women

Drug companies must prioritize access to and set affordable prices for birth control and drugs that treat postpartum depression. By Kierra B. Jones On October 16, 2023 This summer ushered…
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Precision navigators reduce racial disparities in genomic testing for prostate cancer

By Jennifer Southall On October 4, 2023 Key takeaways: The presence of a precision medicine navigator significantly improved genomic testing rates among Black men with prostate cancer, according to study…
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For the First Time, There’s a Pill for Postpartum Depression

By Pam Belluck On August 4, 2023 Amy Bingham suffered from postpartum depression in 2018 after giving birth to her son, Benjamin. She received the new drug, zuranolone, in a…
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Measuring Health Equity: A State Measure Set to Assess and Improve Equity

By Kanneganti D , Mar J , and Bailit M On June 15, 2023 The Issue State and federal agencies have begun to identify disparities to inform policies and activities…
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The Impact of Living Arrangements and Social Capital on the Well-Being of the Elderly

Lee, C.-C.; Huang, R.-Y.; Wu, Y.-L.; Yeh, W.-C.; Chang, H.-C.  Healthcare 2023, Published: 17 July 2023 Abstract This study examines the impact of living arrangements and social capital on the subjective…
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Young girls have the right to say period in Florida

By Alexandra Howard On April 12, 2023 Periods are not embarrassing, or sexual. Periods are normal.  Young girls don’t choose when they get their periods, but legislators in Florida will…
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Household income linked to recurrence score, mortality in ER-positive breast cancer

Low household income appeared independently associated with higher 21-gene recurrence scores and significantly worse survival outcomes among women with ER-positive breast cancer, according to data published in JAMA Network Open. “We…
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