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What best practices and training enable health-care professionals to understand the needs of LGBT patients, especially transgender patients? Experts from Beth Israel Medical Center/Mount Sinai Health System and the Center for American Progress shared solutions at DiversityInc’s event.
Communicating with patients in a culturally competent manner is the key to improving mortality rates for ALL people, said Dr. Winston F. Wong, Medical Director, Community Benefit and Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente, at DiversityInc’s event.
Hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on employee resource groups to find diverse talent and connect with the communities they serve. Best practices were highlighted by leaders at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan at DiversityInc’s event.
Treating patients with respect – and cultural competence – are critical to healthcare success, Dr. James Merlino, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic, told DiversityInc’s audience.
The pharmacy chain repositions itself as a healthcare retailer by eliminating the sale of tobacco products and providing support to consumers.
I’m very glad I invested in the people with disabilities community before I became a member of it—having friends you can call on is instrumental in recovery. Here are some things I've learned in the two months since I had a stroke.
In a city where 83 percent of the population is Black, health disparities are only magnified. In Detroit, that means mortality rates higher than countries with limited healthcare.
A Calgary fertility doctor says his clinic doesn’t allow women to use of donors of a different ethnicity—but the clinic itself has a different story.
Are members of the LGBT community any more or less healthy than their straight counterparts?
The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $300 million to make sure these vets are seen by doctors.
In the seemingly endless back and forth, both sides are claiming victory (or their opponent’s defeat) when it comes to Obamacare. But with midterm elections riding on it, is the Affordable Care Act actually working?
In a gloomy report, healthcare spending thanks to Obamacare is the bright spot that keeps the U.S. economy from going into the red. Get the details here.
Black Americans already are at a higher risk of having and dying of a stroke than whites. A new study sheds light on an even greater risk: misdiagnosis.
While studies have shown that asthma can be a contributing factor to depression and anxiety, a new study finds that Black women, specifically, are in danger of the opposite. We have details here.
National Hispanic Medical Association names WellPoint for Corporate Hispanic Health Leadership Award.
New research suggests that race plays a role in how kids perceive the pain felt by others. Does this allow white kids to think it’s OK to bully and hurt Blacks?
Researchers reveal five behaviors that together can decrease symptoms of dementia or cognitive decline by 60 percent. Exercise is one—what are the others?
A new study finds that after a certain age, women are at a much greater risk of Alzheimer’s than men. The new numbers are stunning, placing Alzheimer’s ahead of another deadly disease.
What prompted Michigan leukemia patient Julie Boonstra to speak out against the Affordable Care Act in an ad paid for by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, when she's actually going to save thousands of dollars?
Dangers and mortality rates for Black women suffering from breast cancer are on the increase, according to a new study, and advanced technology is partly to blame. Why is this happening and what can be done to help Black women live longer, healthier lives?
CVS says sale of such products is “inconsistent with our purpose” as company evolves from retailer into healthcare company.
Kaiser Permanente Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Ronald Copeland shares how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to champion healthcare injustices.
Researchers say income, education and sources of information don’t explain racial gaps in the use of proper car seats. So what does?
Studies find Latinas are at a higher risk of a very serious condition, but put themselves in greater danger by how they view their bodies. This comes as a pop star brings more attention to another key risk factor Latinas face.