Although we all deserve the best possible healthcare, in reality, discrimination and disparities in healthcare harm patients throughout the US. Patients can experience discrimination in healthcare based on their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, and more. Biased treatment and limited access to care can lead to worse outcomes. Unfortunately, discrimination and disparities in healthcare are […]
Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Healthcare
Everyone deserves access to the best possible healthcare. But, sadly, ethnic and racial discrimination in healthcare, along with disparities, harm patients throughout the US. Many factors impact the quality of care received and outcomes for Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives. What’s the difference between ethnic and racial discrimination and disparities? Ethnic and racial […]
Doctor Burnout Can Impact Your Health
Experts agree – doctor burnout is a public health crisis. Importantly, doctors currently report crisis levels of work-related burnout, defined as long-term, unsolvable job stress that leads to exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed, cynical, detached from the job, and unfulfilled. Unsurprisingly, when doctors experience burnout, their health, as well as ours, is at risk. How widespread […]
Can Laughing Improve Your Health?
I love to laugh. In fact, I crack myself up (a habit that my friends and family may not enjoy as much as I do). I think most of us feel it is fun to laugh. But did you know that laughing can improve your health? Laughing can help your brain, your heart, your mental […]
Can You Trust At-Home Medical Tests?
For decades, diabetics have tested their blood sugar levels at home, and women have tested for pregnancy at home. But COVID-19 brought self-testing into the homes of most Americans. Certainly, the widespread use of these fast, convenient COVID tests showed us the benefits of at-home medical tests, including the ability to skip a potentially expensive, […]