Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘health disparities’

November 20, 2018

Addressing disparities in care, to the very end of life

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not everyone in the United States speaks English as their first language. In fact, in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau found that one of every five residents speaks another language at home. Unfortunately, this fact leads to another – for people with limited English proficiency, disparities are common in health care. The Agency for Healthcare […]

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Tags: Amelia Barwise, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research education


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: brain cancer, breast cancer, health disparities, inflammatory bowel disease, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Research News Roundup


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma


February 21, 2018

Research establishes questions to address unmet needs of patients with disabilities

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

To address inequities for patients with disabilities, research led by Mayo Clinic has established six essential questions for health care organizations to ask at the point of care. The broad, evidence-based questions are a first step in determining unmet needs of individual patients for whom disabilities are not always easily identified, the researchers say. Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Joan Griffin, John Knudsen


January 11, 2018

Presence of adjustable exam tables doesn’t ensure equitable care for patients with disabilities, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Research has shown patients with disabilities can face challenges to receiving the same level of care as those without disabilities. One way that health care organizations and policymakers attempt to address this issue is by providing accessibility equipment. But new research led by Mayo Clinic finds simply having this equipment, like height-adjustable exam tables, may […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Sean Phelan


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts an annual meeting to highlight groundbreaking scientific research and the latest advances in patient care. The Society cites its mission as furthering “the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, Carrie Thompson, health disparities, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, patient reported outcomes, Priyanka Pophali, quality of life, Sikander Ailawadhi


July 11, 2017

Is it fair to expect students from minority backgrounds to ‘give back’ in their careers?

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

Imagine you are a medical student and you’ve received financial aid based on your status as a member of a minority or low-income group. Should you be expected to pursue a career serving in underserved communities? Not if society wants to tackle social inequity, according to a recent commentary published in the AMA Journal of […]

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Tags: health disparities, Office of Health Disparities Research


May 16, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gynecology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sean Dowdy, surgery


July 22, 2016

Save the Date: Arizona Health Equity Conference to Take Place Oct. 20

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Join us October 20, in Phoenix, at the 2016 Arizona Health Equity Conference. A statewide event in its third year, the conference will highlight health equity research, practice and policy efforts taking place in Arizona. Mayo Clinic is the lead organizer and sponsor of the conference, which enables attendees to facilitate innovative collaborations. The theme […]

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Tags: health disparities


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