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What happens when doctors discriminate against patients?

Physicians have a long history of discriminating against patients, and racial discrimination only scratches the surface of current problems facing patients who seek access to care. The Tuskegee Syphilis trials demonstrated how the medical community exploited and compromised the trust of African American patients. Recent research indicates that out of a study of 222 residents… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

New Penicillin Allergy Review Says Your Patients May Not Be Allergic

January 25, 2019 Share this content: A new penicillin allergy review recommends that clinicians perform a comprehensive allergy history to assess risk level. More than 95% of people in the United States with a documented penicillin allergy can be treated safely with penicillin according to a review published in The Journal of the American Medical… Read More »