Researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken an important step toward a more effective treatment for some patients with sickle cell disease who require frequent transfusions. In the study, which appeared in the journal Stem Cells, researchers say they have successfully corrected...
Research has shown that, for a number of reasons, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are significantly more likely than heterosexuals to avoid or delay medical care. So it is important that physicians be LGBT-competent—aware...
The medical community has largely understudied the health disparities that effect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, and intersex population. The LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to healthcare and health...
Despite major progress made in medicine, current treatments are increasingly unable to meet patient needs in a wide range of diseases. As our population ages, medicine is confronted with a great challenge of treating more...
April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses. Over the past few years, there has been a citywide...
Can HIV be cured? A decade ago, that question would have made most researchers decidedly uncomfortable. Science had found increasingly better ways to control the virus, but eradicating it entirely remained a pipe dream. Now the mood is changing.
Students at leading medical schools across the country will soon be among the first to complete newly implemented curricula developed in conjunction with the American Medical Association's innovative work with 11 of the nation's top medical...
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