A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.
The NYSSPA conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. offered several panels addressing racial health disparities in a quaint location.
As the PA profession continues to grow, new PAs should honor the dedication of the pioneers who came before them.
To improve public health in the United States, initiatives need to focus on addressing health inequalities and social factors.
Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.
Pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid are commonly prescribed a variety of prescription medications.
Compared with those with private insurance, parents with Medicaid tended to know less about antibiotics.
Black youth experience higher rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases compared with white youth.
A lottery ticket system helped decrease HIV rates in Africa, but more research needs to be done in other areas to investigate its effectiveness in other other areas.
Health tutor David Manana heads the Clinical Officer training program at the Maridi Health Sciences Institute.
Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.
Without insurance, insulin costs $120 to $400 per month, which can be a substantial barrier to many patients with diabetes.
Addressing and overcoming barriers would increase the use of preventive health services and decrease mortality rates for the African American community.
The new recommended levels could have a particularly negative effect on Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.
A community-based organization focused on eliminating hepatitis-related health disparities issued a report detailing improvements that can be made for better hepatitis care.
A family of three living in Texas must make less than $3,760 annually to be eligible for Medicaid.Their neighbors in New Mexico are eligible for Medicaid making almost ten times the Texas limit.
Although patients skimped on prescription drugs because of financial concerns at every age, patients aged 64 years or younger were more likely to do so.
Focusing on physician assistant salary may be contributing to a decrease in compassion for under-served patients.
More adverse outcomes were present in patients that reported having unmet material needs, such as food insecurity and cost.
Factors associated with HIV testing included being non-Hispanic black or Hispanic, not being disabled, and having medical cost concerns.
Nearly 32 million children on Medicaid were eligible for preventive services in 2013, but only 63% received one preventive medical screening.
Many primary care health-care providers, not just nurse practitioners, struggle with repeatedly explaining their duties and responsibilities.
Vaccinating kids against the flu should be a priority for providers, especially for those practicing in low-income areas.
Results of a 2013 survey indicate that three out of 10 Americans believe money is a barrier to receiving care.
Fatal anaphylaxis caused by medications, food, and unspecified allergens was significantly associated with race and older age.
To what extent do medical providers need to be willing to discuss the inequalities in the medical system and their impact on patient health?
Diabetes risk is almost 30% higher for people working long hours doing manual labor or other low socioeconomic status jobs.
U.K. physician associates in high demand, face similar challenges as U.S. counterparts. Shane Apperley, PA-R, a senior orthopaedic physician associate discusses the fairly recent profession.
Low income patients had nearly three times the odds of hospitalization compared with high income patients.