Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA

By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects from medical research studies and underrepresented in the majority of clinical trials. Men were considered to be the “generic” humans in scientific studies, and the results from all male studies were then generalized to guide the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in women. Additionally, interventions to promote healthier lifestyles and prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS did not target women’s unique needs. Inequalities in health care limited women’s access to lifesaving diagnostic, treatment, and prevention services. Furthermore, many women paid more for their health insurance than men because of the possibility of pregnancy and their longer life expectancy (on average). This omission of women as research subjects and as the focus of prevention campaigns, as well as limitations on access to health care services had put their...
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Authors: Weynandt CL, Kowski A, Perka C, Rakow A Abstract Iatrogenic nerve injuries are rare complications of total hip and knee arthroplasty, which may cause chronic pain and loss of function, severely affecting the patient's daily activities and quality of life. Nerves "at risk" include the sciatic nerve, the femoral nerve, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and the superior gluteal nerve during total hip arthroplasty, and the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as well as the peroneal nerve during total knee arthroplasty. Multiple procedure-related and patient-related factors have been identif...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research
Patient´s perspective: psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic in 146 psoriatic patients treated with biological drugs and small molecules in real clinical practice. J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Jul 09;:1-9 Authors: Rodríguez-Villa Lario A, Vega-Díez D, González-Cañete M, Polo-Rodríguez I, Piteiro-Bermejo AB, Herrero-Fernández M, Arévalo-Serrano J, Trasobares-Marugán L, Medina-Montalvo S PMID: 32643475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Authors: Okeke CAV, Shipman WD, Perry JD, Kerns ML, Okoye GA, Byrd AS PMID: 32643464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit WFAA.com. Gov. Greg Abbott said that if recent closures and face mask requirements don't lead to better results in the state's fight in the coronavirus pandemic "additional action will be required." In an interview Friday afternoon with WFAA, Abbott said those measures, such as closing bars and other enfor cement, should lead to positive results. "If instead, we see the further explosion in the number…
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Conclusion: Pediatric endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis is a rare but potentially devastating infection which is often misdiagnosed. Moreover, we want to highlight the importance of an adequate clinical suspicion in cases of H. influenzae to prevent the serious complications seen in this report. PMID: 32644889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Agrawal R, Gunasekeran DV, Xu Y, Leo YS, Ng OT, Wong CS, Testi I, Ding J, Banu I, Teoh SC Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the all-cause mortality in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with CMV retinitis (CMVR) presented to a tertiary referral center in Singapore from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2015. RESULTS: A total of 144 patients were studied (87 survived, 11 lost to follow up, 46 died). Patients with bilateral CMVR and six-month follow up CD4 + T cell count 50 cells/mm3 (p
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CONCLUSION: Patients with thyroid disease were found to have a higher risk for uveitis. For certain age groups or patients without diabetes or hypertension, the role of thyroid disease might be more crucial for uveitis development. PMID: 32643974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Thermochimica ActaAuthor(s): Kazem Lakzian, Seyedmahmoud Hosseiniallahchal, Hossein Jalaei Salmani, Abolfazl Sanjarifard
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San Quentin prison in US hasseven deaths and 1,500 positive tests; Serbia has record 18 fatalities; Australiacaps incoming flights and charges for quarantine8.22amBSTGood evening, good afternoon, good morning.This isDamien Gayle in London taking you through the next few hours of coronavirus-related updates and headlines from around the world.8.14amBSTI will be handing the blog over to my colleagues in the UK now. Thank you for following us here in Sydney and Melbourne today. Here is a wrap of the day so far:Continue reading...
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Authors: Rocco D, Gregorc V, Della Gravara L, Lazzari C, Palazzolo G, Gridelli C Abstract INTRODUCTION: The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) has represented a revolution in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has established a new standard of care for different settings. However, through adaptive changes, cancer cells can develop resistance mechanisms to these drugs, hence the necessity for novel immunotherapeutic agents. AREAS COVERED: This paper explores the immunotherapeutics currently under investigation in phase I clinical trials for the treatment of NSCLC as monotherap...
Source: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Investig Drugs Source Type: research
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