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Study tests whether the political climate in each US state and Washington, DC determined the nature of the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths during 2020

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the association of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the political climate in the US in 2020. Study: United States’ political climates and the spread of SARS-2-COVID-19 during 2020. Image Credit:… Read More »Study tests whether the political climate in each US state and Washington, DC determined the nature of the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths during 2020

Medicaid expansion associated with increase in survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer

A new large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an increase in two-year overall survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer, especially among non-Hispanic Black people and people… Read More »Medicaid expansion associated with increase in survival rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer

How USC’s robust transgender healthcare system is helping students transition – Annenberg Media

For transgender college students looking to live according to their gender identity, rather than the one they were assigned to at birth, it may be hard to receive health care. Many clinics require letters and referrals from other doctors to start receiving hormone therapy, according… Read More »How USC’s robust transgender healthcare system is helping students transition – Annenberg Media

“One-size-fits-all” flawed for assessing cardiovascular disease risk among Asian Americans

Newswise — DALLAS, May 10, 2022 — In a large, retrospective study covering data from the last two decades, death rates for cardiovascular diseases in the US varied among people from various Asian ethnicity subgroups, with death rate trends that stagnated in some subgroups and… Read More »“One-size-fits-all” flawed for assessing cardiovascular disease risk among Asian Americans