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health care

Health care costs
The financial toxicity of breast cancer
Published Sept 22, 2018
New study finds that the financial fallout from breast cancer can last for years and cause a series of cascading economic consequences for survivors and their families
LGBTQ
Sexual orientation and patient care
Published Sept 22, 2018
Survey finds that only half of health care practitioners routinely ask their patients about sexual orientation
Interdisciplinary scholar
Global health policy expert named 34th BDP
Published Sept 22, 2018
Jeremy Shiffman, who comes from American University, views health care policy through the lens of political science
Medicated and verified
Published Spring 2018
Could the app that revolutionized the treatment of tuberculosis also help make a dent in the opioid crisis? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Transgender health
Gender-affirming surgeries on the rise
Published Sept 22, 2018
Study finds that from 2000-2014, the number of procedures increased, as did insurance coverage
Medicaid
Insuring parents means more kids get care
Published Sept 22, 2018
Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income parents has spillover effect: more kids get immunizations, checkups
Children's health
Decline in U.S. childhood mortality lags
Published Sept 22, 2018
U.S. spends more per capita on children's health than other wealthy countries, has poorer outcomes than many
Commentary
The merit of merit-based aid
Published Sept 22, 2018
Leaders at Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford say merit-based scholarships may be detrimental to future of medicine
Experimental medicine
Expanding access to trial drugs
Published Sept 22, 2018
Carey Business School expert proposes guidelines to help terminally ill patients gain access to drugs in clinical trials
Health care
Study looks at ACA's impact on ER visits
Published Sept 22, 2018
Medicaid expansion had no significant effect on Md. emergency department visits, researchers find