Tag: Medicine

Alzheimer’s disease

People of Color Face Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s and Many Affected by the Disease Fear Discrimination in Their Treatment

Researchers estimate that there are more than 6.2 million people with Alzheimer’s disease currently living in the U.S. Of that number, more than two-thirds of infected individuals are female. Alzheimer’s also disproportionately impacts minorities, who face nearly twice the risk of developing the disease as white people. If that weren’t…

Many doctors biased against the disabled

More Than 80% of Doctors Hold Biased Views on Patients With Disabilities, New Study Reveals

One would think that doctors would be among the most caring and supporting of patients with disabilities, but a new study from Health Affairs has revealed that more than 80% of doctors harbor at least somewhat negative attitudes towards the quality of life people with disabilities are able to achieve….

Cori Bush

Multiple Congressmen ‘Accidentally’ Called Cori Bush, Missouri’s New Representative, ‘Breonna’; American Medical Association Classifies Racism as a Threat to Public Health; and More

Multiple congressmen “accidentally” called Missouri’s new representative Cori Bush  “Breonna” during Capitol event. Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush said she was stunned and hurt on the evening of Nov. 16, after a number of different Republicans called her “Breonna” during a new member orientation at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Bush, who…

New Analysis from Landmark CREDENCE Study Shows the Efficacy and Safety Profiles of INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) are Consistent Across Various Levels of Kidney Function

Originally Published by Johnson & Johnson Analysis shows consistent renal and cardiovascular benefit when treated with INVOKANA® even when patients had moderate to severe renal deficiency INVOKANA® is the only diabetes medicine indicated to slow the progression of diabetic nephropathy (also known as DKD) and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart…

CIGNA HEALTH SERVICES BUSINESS PIONEERS AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO AFFORDABLY BRING LIFE-CHANGING THERAPIES TO PATIENTS

Originally Published by Cigna Breakthrough, potentially life-changing medicines offer great promise for patients and their families. However, the high prices of the medicines – millions of dollars in some cases – threaten coverage and access by patients who may benefit. Today, Cigna’s health services business is introducing Embarc Benefit ProtectionSM , a…