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Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare: Voters happy with their healthcare, survey finds, highlighting risks of sweeping reform plans

Smart content. Deeper culture. Better access. Become a subscriber to the Washington Examiner magazine. SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving the Washington Examiner‘s Daily on Healthcare newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-healthcare/ VOTERS HAPPY WITH THEIR HEALTHCARE, SURVEY FINDS, HIGHLIGHTING RISKS OF SWEEPING REFORM PLANS: Voters perceive the U.S. healthcare system as deeply flawed, even… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both cartridges single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial… Read More »