TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Because of controversial statements about racism made by a staff member, the editor-in-chief of JAMA and JAMA Network will step down on June 30, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced Tuesday. Dr. Howard Bauchner, JAMA‘s chief since 2011, has been on administrative leaveContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — White people continue to dominate top surgery positions at U.S. universities, while the number of Black and Hispanic surgeons remains flat, a new study finds. “There are a lot of talented surgeons of different races, ethnicities and genders who do wonderful work andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young Black and Hispanic cancer patients face poorer survival odds than their white counterparts, even from some cancers that are highly curable, a new study finds. It’s well known that the United States has long-standing racial disparities in cancer survival. The researchers saidContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Compared with white patients, Black adults are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to hospital safety in the United States, a new report warns. Black patients are significantly less likely to gain access to “high-quality” hospitals, an Urban Institute analysis found. AsContinue Reading