Health equity

The difference between “health equity” and “health equality”

Both health equity and health equality strive to improve outcomes and expand access to services, particularly for underserved and vulnerable communities. Nonetheless, these…
Bottles of genetically engineered human insulin at an inspection line at the Russian company GEROPHARM.

New WHO report: A call to action to increase the availability of low-cost insulin

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a study outlining alarming disparities in global access to insulin, associated devices, and diabetes treatment. High…
cancer in black people

Cancer in African American people: What to know

Gender and sex exist on a spectrum. This article will use the terms “male,” “female,” or both to refer to the sex assigned…
private equity in healthcare

What is private equity in healthcare?

In recent years, private equity companies have boosted their involvement in healthcare. While they are focused on increasing profits, many people are concerned…
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Blackfishing: What you need to know

Blackfishing is a sort of interpersonal racism that can be detrimental, even when a person does not have discriminating or hurtful intents. This…
Disability

What is ableism and how does it affect people?

Bias, prejudice, and discrimination towards persons with impairments are referred to as ableism. It is based on the assumption that handicapped individuals are…
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Kidney health: A new method might help black individuals have better results

The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) — a measure of kidney function — is usually calculated by looking at the levels of creatinine or…

Impact of dementia in the Black community

Dementia is the umbrella term for a collection of disorders or disabilities that affect a person’s ability to think, remember, or make decisions.…

COVID-19: Support workers in hospitals hits more than doctors and nurses

According to a recent survey, almost 10 percent of healthcare staff at a New Jersey hospital checked for COVID-19 or virus antibodies tested…