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Trump’s team delivers a big win for patients by making health costs clearer

When it comes to improving the nation’s healthcare system, the Trump administration continues to do administratively some of the good things it hasn’t been able to do legislatively. On Friday, it took two major steps toward transparency in pricing and options. Patients will now better understand what their choices and costs will be. The president… Read More »

The health effects of structural racism

In the United States, the health of African-Americans lags behind most other racial minority groups.  Compared to whites, black men and women face higher risks of chronic illness, infection, and injuries.  Taken altogether, the average life span for African Americans is six years less compared to whites.  If we can begin to acknowledge that health outcomes are often… Read More »

Cholesterol and heart attacks on the decline due to health advancements

Break out the bacon! Cholesterol levels are dropping nationwide — and patients are having fewer heart attacks, thanks to new treatment methods and more cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has found. Average levels of “bad cholesterol” dipped 21 points and the risk of heart attack and stroke is down by 15 to 20 percent in… Read More »