Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time.
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Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
Survivors of childhood trauma often struggle to clearly describe current health issues to health-care providers, and may not get the help they need.
Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
Medical receptionists have taken on new roles during the pandemic, which no-one planned for. We must not forget them and the stressful work they do.
Endometriosis awareness has skyrocketed over the last decade thanks to social media use, and this brings both new resources and challenges for those living with the disease.
Histories of mistreatment and misdiagnosis of endometriosis has led people dealing with the disease to turn to the internet for information and community.
Health-care professions like nursing are at risk of experiencing a post-pandemic exodus of workers due to burnout and moral distress.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
Kat Becker’s Wisconsin farm shows some of the challenges facing young farm families.
Both are essential on a farm, but the costs are making it harder for young farmers to grow their businesses.
Those who are most affected in the labour market by robots are those who tend to already be marginalized.
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Robots are taking jobs, but they’re also saving lives … should we fear them and their capabilities?
China’s Zhang Weili, on the right, has helped grow the popularity of the UFC in her native country.
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The UFC is eager to advertise its promotion of female fighters – while also paying them less and stoking a climate of fear to discourage unionization.
Low pay for nursing home workers has contributed to high staff turnover.
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Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Medical education needs to include understanding how genetic conditions can occur.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
A woman walks past a photograph of a smiling woman outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 3, 2020.
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Oral health is a key part of overall health, but many Canadians skip dental care due to the cost, resulting in emergency room visits and health issues. It’s time for a dental care plan for all Canadians.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Research shows racial, economic and health inequities are deeply intertwined.
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The findings suggest that many Black and Hispanic Americans don’t believe health care providers are listening to them.
Québec Premier François Legault chairs a premiers virtual news conference as premiers Brian Pallister, Manitoba, and Doug Ford, Ontario, are seen on screen on March 4, 2021 in Montréal.
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The premiers are demanding more funding from the federal government for health care. Yet more cash without real change would be the real betrayal of Canada’s public health-care system.
More than 22 million Americans lost their jobs at the start of the pandemic.
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It’s not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
Waiting in line for a vaccine at the Balboa Sports Complex in Encino, California.
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No one likes a long line. But privileging the rich and powerful – as has often been the case – may undermine trust in the vaccine rollout.
In this episode, Roberta Timothy explains why racial justice is a public health issue and talks about why she believes historical scientific racism needs to be addressed. Dr. David Tom Cooke, of UC Davis Health, participated in Pfizer’s clinical trial as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Transcript of Don’t Call Me Resilient, Episode 5: Black health matters
In this episode, Roberta Timothy talks about her new international health project, Black Health Matters, and explains why racial justice is a public health issue. In this photo, Dr. Janice Bacon, a primary care physician with Central Mississippi Health Services, gives Jeremiah Young, 11, a physical exam.
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When COVID-19 first appeared, some called it the great equalizer. But the facts quickly revealed a grim reality: COVID-19 disproportionately impacts racialized communities.
This mural in-progress outside the Apple store in Montréal is a sign of antiracist allyship: will this work help society start to address the long-term health impacts of racism?
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While many institutions pledged their support for anti-racism work this summer, a health researcher says these ideas need to go further to address the long-term health impacts of internalized racism.
Many U.S. hospitals and clinics are behind when it comes to sharing information.
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With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.