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Study: New kidney allocation system narrows racial gaps

A new kidney allocation system helps more minorities get the kidney transplants they need, according to a recent study. In 2014, UNOS implemented the new system, which addresses the primary factor for determining a patient's priority on the waitlist: the length of time...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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A first-of-its kind payment formula developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School recommends allocating some health insurance dollars for patients in vulnerable communities and for those subject to social risks, in addition...

source: University of Massachusetts Medical School via Medical Xpress

Women physicians are less engaged at their workplace than their male counterparts. Why? The top reasons: burnout, a balance between work and life, stereotypes and the like, researchers from athenahealth found. Athenahealth polled...

source: Healthcare IT News

When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological...

source: Social Work Helper

The clinics offer futuristic-sounding treatments for everything from eye problems to osteoarthritis. Listed on a government website, they present the opportunity to participate in clinical trials to test the potential of one...

source: Star Tribune

In this guest commentary, Angela Showell, social media and public affairs manager at Thomas Jefferson University and former associate director of electronic communications at Temple University, discusses some best practice measures for medical students' social media use.

source: Healio

Medical students, nurses and other current or aspiring healthcare providers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are being trained in a new facility meticulously designed to help them hone their skills in a space that replicates what they'd actually see and experience in the field. The...

source: The Associated Press via The Washington Post


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