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Could Cancer Breakthroughs in Canine Specialty Care Lead to Human Cures?

Comparative oncology between humans and mammalian pets -- specifically dogs -- is revealing the ways pet cancer research could positively impact the future of human cancer outcomes.  Through a variety of ongoing clinical trials and experimental treatments, scientists have progressed a body of research stemming from the mapping of the human and canine genome. These [...]

By |2021-08-13T13:34:43+00:00August 13th, 2021|Blog|

The Benefits of and Barriers to Using Telehealth to Facilitate More Equitable Healthcare

In a year, the Covid-19 pandemic transformed telehealth from an underutilized niche into a mainstay of care provision. Proponents hold up digital platforms as a means to provide convenient, accessible, and cost-effective healthcare. The benefits telemedicine offers should not be ignored. But amid a too-rapid expansion, providers may risk inadvertently exacerbating access disparities.  The idea [...]

By |2021-03-19T17:42:55+00:00March 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

How a Proposed Change in Drug Pricing Would Affect A Value-Based Model

Political discussion on how to solve America’s drug pricing problem has been ongoing for years, and for good reason.  Patients in the United States often face intimidating prices when filling their prescriptions. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 8 percent of Americans do not take their medications as [...]

By |2020-12-04T16:17:41+00:00December 4th, 2020|Blog|

Should COVID-19 Aftermath Be of Concern for Primary Care Physicians?

Nine months into the pandemic, it has become clear that patients’ health problems may not end when their acute COVID-19 infection does.  While formal research into the virus’s long-term implications is still too nascent to provide clear insights, anecdotal evidence of post-recovery health problems has begun to mount. In mid-November, the Centers for Disease Control [...]

By |2021-04-06T20:10:14+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog|

Assessing the Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Telepsychiatry Availability

Before COVID-19, the question of whether digital consultations would ever supplant in-person sessions as the industry norm would have been difficult to imagine. However, when faced with the choice of either shuttering their doors against the virus or migrating onto digital platforms, mental health professionals have overwhelmingly selected the latter. In June, the American Psychological [...]

By |2020-12-04T15:58:28+00:00November 20th, 2020|Blog|

The Potential for Telemedicine Support in Emergency Medicine

While telemedicine’s applications in primary and senior home care have been extensively covered in journals and newspapers, comparatively little has been said about digitally-facilitated treatment’s place in emergency medicine. Telemedicine has significant, if relatively untapped, potential to boost efficiency and improvement care quality within the specialty. Several studies have considered the benefit that teleconsultations could [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:12:18+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

“Waiting Out” COVID-19 Isn’t a Solution for Outpatient Care

The likelihood of a second COVID-19 wave occurring in the fall appears high to the point of inevitability. Given this, outpatient providers must make a concerted effort to inform patients that the instructions that they received in March (i.e., to avoid all “nonessential” healthcare procedures) are no longer relevant.  Outpatient clinics have taken significant steps [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:56:38+00:00August 27th, 2020|Blog|

Advanced Genomic Technologies May Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Since its global debut at the start of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has simultaneously posed an exhausting challenge and sparked remarkable innovation worldwide. In no field is this more evident than vaccine development.  Over the last several months, healthcare researchers from all around the globe have collectively adopted a goal that would have seemed laughable [...]

By |2020-08-25T20:49:17+00:00August 25th, 2020|Blog|

How Can We Address COVID-19’s Disproportionate Effect on Black and Latino Communities?

It’s an unfortunate reality that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on people of color in the U.S. In particular, Black and Latino communities have experienced higher mortality and infection rates. As an example, recent CDC data published by the New York Times indicates that African Americans and Latinos residing in the United [...]

By |2020-08-25T20:43:30+00:00August 18th, 2020|Blog|

COVID-19 Has Accelerated Genomic Sequencing Research

COVID-19 has compelled the global research community to push the boundaries of genetic sequencing in virus identification and tracing. For all the problems that the pandemic presents, we have never been in a better position to explore the applications of genomic epidemiology. Advances in technology have allowed us to sequence, track, and map genes faster [...]

By |2020-08-07T17:25:51+00:00August 7th, 2020|Blog|