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Diversity in Research and the <em>All of Us</em> Research Program

Diversity in Research and the All of Us Research Program

I have been working in the PA field for well over 18 years and have always thrived on knowing that I am treating my patients with evidence-based medicine. However, during a recent educational talk about cardiovascular health, it was brought to my attention that women and minorities have historically been excluded from clinical trials. In 1977, the FDA barred women of child-bearing age from participating in most early-phase clinical research. Over time, there was a shift in this exclusion, and... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Miscellaneous, Women's Health

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplementation and the Development of Allergic Disease

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplementation and the Development of Allergic Disease

It is suggested that the increasing prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency worldwide could be a factor in the rising rates of allergic rhinitis, atopic diseas... Continue Reading

Filed under: Allergy/Immunology, Women's Health

CDC Releases an Update to Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment

CDC Releases an Update to Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment

We have all been so focused on COVID-19 that many of us missed the updated guidelines on the treatment of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs): Nei... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Women's Health

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

One of the challenging features of COVID-19 is its ability to sweep through families. In my experience, this is more prevalent in multigenerational family li... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Women's Health

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

For more than 10 years we have had a safe and effective vaccine that can prevent several types of cancer. I understand the reluctance to accept a vaccine whe... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health

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