Medical management vs. mechanical thrombectomy for mild strokes: Same safety and effectiveness

The use of clot retrieval devices to treat patients with ischemic stroke has risen steadily since the technology was first approved by the FDA nearly eight years ago. The minimally invasive procedure, known as mechanical thrombectomy, uses an X-ray guided device to physically remove a blood clot blocking a large Continue Reading

Medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The authors recommend that nutrition education be made compulsory for all Continue Reading

Minority students still underrepresented in medical schools

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students remain underrepresented in medical schools, despite increasing efforts to create a diverse physician workforce, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Though absolute numbers of historically underrepresented medical students have increased over time, Continue Reading

Depression linked to costly chronic medical conditions and disability among aging minorities

More than 50 percent of older Chinese American immigrants experience depressive symptoms linked to increased disabilities and chronic health conditions, according to two new Rutgers studies. The studies, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examine the relationship between psychological well-being and the onset of disability and existence Continue Reading