social determinants of health

Perceived discrimination linked to worse recovery after MI in young people

Perceived discrimination linked to worse recovery after MI in young people

Perceived discrimination — unfair treatment because of their race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other factors — in daily life was common among young survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) and was associated with poorer recovery, new research shows. In this study, patients completed three questionnaires assessing perceived discrimination, general mental and physical health, physical health, …

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Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath is a long-standing tradition. But as the practice of medicine has evolved over the two millennia since the oath’s inception, the ancient text seems less and less applicable to medical students today. Instead of swearing by Apollo, medical school administrators, including those at Columbia, Yale, the University of Washington and the Icahn …

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Review of skin cancer in primary care: more harm than good

Review of skin cancer in primary care: more harm than good

Kenneth W. Lin, MD, MPH Hello everyone. I am Dr. Kenny Lin. I’m a family physician and Associate Director of Family Medicine Residency at Lancaster General Hospital, and I blog at Common Sense Family Doctor. An important part of my practice is adult health maintenance visits. Acknowledging the endless debate about the value of general …

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