Medical Bias And Women

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Medical Bias And Women

Women are often juggling many things at one time – career, family, relationships – often leaving them tired and stressed with little time for self-care. Women who are mothers to small children even more so. Because of the constant demands on women, any medical symptoms are often attributed to stress, exhaustion, hormones and the like

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When Medical Bias Impacts the Young

The issue of medical bias in our healthcare industry is getting some well-deserved attention. When physicians graduate, they take the Hippocratic Oath that includes this phrase, “I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings….” In its ideal form, the practice of medicine is driven

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COVID-19 Underscores the Challenge of Racial Bias in Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a long-standing issue with healthcare in this country. According to CDC statistics, blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Alaskan Natives are much more likely to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 virus. Persons of color are 4 to 5 times more likely than white persons to require hospitalization for COVID-19 related

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Why Are Maternal Death Rates Rising?

Recent Study Shows Minorities Suffer Most The latest numbers are in, and they are not encouraging. The number of women in the United States who died because of pregnancy or maternal-related causes rose significantly in 2021. According to a report released by the CDC earlier this year, maternal death rate in the U.S. for 2021

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The Danger of Diagnosis Momentum

In November of 2021, 14-year-old Alice Tapper, daughter of well-known journalist Jake Tapper, began experiencing severe abdominal pain, chills, and vomiting. At the direction of her pediatrician, she went to her local hospital for the treatment of likely appendicitis. The hospital physicians ruled out appendicitis (because her pain was throughout her entire abdomen not just

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Prenatal Care and Maternal Health

“Prenatal care” is often associated with the medical care needed to promote the health of the unborn baby. Prenatal care often includes the pregnant person taking needed dietary supplements, attending regular doctor visits, and undergoing ultrasounds and other routine testing and evaluations to ensure the baby is developing and growing appropriately. What is equally as

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