The midterm election cycle has come and gone. A divided government means that it is highly unlikely that Congress, and specifically the House, will pass any monumental policies that would face defeat in the senate or a veto from the Executive Branch. What does this mean for healthcare and health policy in 2023?
Black men face many risk factors for being diagnosed with prostate cancer, including a lack of access to healthcare, racial bias that can cause black men not to seek treatment, socioeconomic status, and delayed care. Yet if prostate cancer is detected at the early stages of development, the survival rate is 99%.4 The study's conclusion is that PSA screenings are not only more effective than scientists thought for the general population but benefit black men more than other races. Due to prostate cancer's prevalence in black men, they should be screened earlier and more frequently to monitor and mitigate their risk.
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Study Linking Hypertension to Increased Risk of Dementia Highlights Need for Faster, More Actionable Data
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In September 2021, The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology issued a report titled Challenges [...]