Blocking gender-affirming health care in Utah could be found unconstitutional, a legal review finds

A legislative legal review obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune says Utah Senate Bill 16 could be challenged in court as unconstitutional. The amended bill passed the Utah House on Thursday. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People gather at a rally in support of transgender youth at the Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. … Read more

Mankato health care providers rank high in new measures | local news

MANKATO — Mankato Clinic was one of Minnesota’s top performers in recent clinical quality measures, while Mayo Clinic Health System’s Mankato Hospital was named one of the top 100 in the U.S. in another report. MN Community Measurement, an independent nonprofit, placed Mankato Clinic among nine top-performing medical groups in its health care quality report … Read more

Conference to address key issues affecting the health sector

Three former federal secretaries of health headed the marquee for “The Business of Health Care: Managing Through Uncertainty” conference at the University of Miami. The Secretary will join industry executives and experts for a day that will include three formal sessions and several networking opportunities to address key issues affecting the health sector. Conference coordinator … Read more

Continuing its support of reproductive rights, OHSU launches new Center for Reproductive Health Equity

Maria Rodriguez, MD, MPH, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the OHSU School of Medicine, performs an ultrasound of a patient. Rodriguez is now director of the new OHSU Center for Reproductive Health Equity. (OHSU/Christine Torres Hicks) Americans are facing a drastic reduction in reproductive rights since the overturning of Roe v. Wade Last year, … Read more

On the picket lines of Britain’s shattered National Health Service

Last Wednesday, Karen Gale, a nurse in the emergency department of King’s College Hospital in south London, finished her night shift and joined a picket line of about a hundred nurses, trade-union activists and political supporters on the pavement outside. It was rush hour on the first morning of the two-day strike. Red London buses … Read more

Latino teens are deputized as health educators to influence the unconcerned

Classmates often stop Alma Gallegos as she makes her way down the bustling hallways of Theodore Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno, California. The 17-year-old senior is often asked by fellow students about Covid-19 testing, vaccine safety and the value of booster shots. Alma earned her reputation as a reliable source of information through her … Read more

Mother Cabrini grants go to Buffalo-area groups for mental health, workforce and dental care initiatives

It’s that time of year again: New York City-based Mother Cabrini Health Foundation — the largest foundation focused exclusively on health care in New York — just announced its year-end grants to nonprofits throughout New York Is. In Western New York, 41 Buffalo-area programs are sharing nearly $14.3 million to address a range of urgent … Read more

Learning vacuum is risky for healthcare experts

Talent shortages, strikes, and quality outcome issues continue to impact the healthcare industry , [+] The need for ongoing education. Getty Professional Development (PD) plays a vital role in expanding knowledge, staying current with innovations and enhancing the ability of individuals in any career pursuit. PD is especially necessary in the field of health to … Read more

A Q&A with Ann Benjamin Frederick, MD

Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State University College of Medicine, MD, N. Benjamin Frederick, who attended one of the sessions, explained that there is a difference between default decision-making and equitable decision-making, which is important for people from disadvantaged populations. In 2023 Health Equity Summit, “Health Equity Decision-Making.” talks with fredrik The American … Read more