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The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary by
In the United States, people living in low-income neighborhoods frequently do not have access to affordable healthy food venues, such as supermarkets. Instead, those living in "food deserts" must rely on convenience stores and small neighborhood stores that offer few, if any, healthy food choices, such as fruits and vegetables. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened a two-day workshop on January 26-27, 2009, to provide input into a Congressionally-mandated food deserts study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. The workshop, summarized in this volume, provided a forum in which to discuss the public health effects of food deserts.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2009
Causes of Socioeconomic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer and Intervention Framework and Strategies
Carethers JM, Doubeni CA. Causes of socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer and intervention framework and strategies. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jan; 158(2):354-367. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.10.029.
The Relationship Between Education and Health: Reducing Disparities Through a Contextual Approach
Zajacova A, Lawrence EM. The relationship between education and health: Reducing disparities through a contextual approach. Annu Rev Public Health. 2018 Apr; 39:273-289. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044628.
The Relationship Between Income and Oral Health: A Critical Review
Singh A, Peres MA, Watt RG. The relationship between income and oral health: A critical review. J Dent Res. 2019 Jul; 98(8):853-860. DOI: 10.1177/0022034519849557.
Socioeconomic Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease
Nicholas SB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Norris KC. Socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Jan; 22(1):6-15. DOI: 10.1053/j.ackd.2014.07.002.
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health in the United States: What the Patterns Tell Us
Braveman PA, Cubbin C, Egerter S, Williams DR, Pamuk E. Socioeconomic disparities in health in the United States: What the patterns tell us. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr; 100(Suppl 1):S186-S196. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.166082.
Health Care for Military Veterans
From Jameson JL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Loscalzo J (eds.). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (20th ed.). 2018; McGraw-Hill Education. Chapter S6.
Ageism in Health Care: A Systematic Review of Operational Definitions and Inductive Conceptualizations
Sousa São José JM, Filipe Amado CA, Ilinca S, Buttigieg SC, Taghizadeh Larsson A. Ageism in health care: A systematic review of operational definitions and inductive conceptualizations. Gerontologist. 2019 Mar; 59(2):e98-e108. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnx020.
Elder Care as "Frustrating" and "Boring": Understanding the Persistence of Negative Attitudes Toward Older Patients Among Physicians-in-Training
Higashi RT, Tillack AA, Steinman M, Harper M, Johnston CB. Elder care as "frustrating" and "boring": Understanding the persistence of negative attitudes toward older patients among physicians-in-training. J Aging Stud. 2012 Dec; 26(4):476-483. DOI: 10.1016/j.aging.2012.06.007.
Global Reach of Ageism on Older Persons' Health: A Systematic Review
Chang E, Kannoth S, Levy S, Wang S, Lee JE, Levy BR. Global reach of ageism on older persons’ health: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2020 Jan; 15(1):e0220857. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220857.
Interventions to Reduce Ageism Against Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Burnes D, Sheppard C, Henderson CR Jr, Wassel M, Cope R, Barber C, Pillemer K. Interventions to reduce ageism against older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Public Health. 2019 Aug; 109(8):e1-e9. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305123.
Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by
Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women's experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Women have been discharged from the emergency room mid-heart attack with a prescription for anti-anxiety meds, while others with autoimmune diseases have been labeled "chronic complainers" for years before being properly diagnosed. Women with endometriosis have been told they are just overreacting to "normal" menstrual cramps, while still others have "contested" illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that, dogged by psychosomatic suspicions, have yet to be fully accepted as "real" diseases by the whole of the profession. An eye-opening read for patients and health care providers alike, Doing Harm shows how women suffer because the medical community knows relatively less about their diseases and bodies and too often doesn't trust their reports of their symptoms. The research community has neglected conditions that disproportionately affect women and paid little attention to biological differences between the sexes in everything from drug metabolism to the disease factors--even the symptoms of a heart attack. Meanwhile, a long history of viewing women as especially prone to "hysteria" reverberates to the present day, leaving women battling against a stereotype that they're hypochondriacs whose ailments are likely to be "all in their heads." Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its sometimes catastrophic consequences, Doing Harm is a rallying wake-up call that will change the way we look at health care for women.
Call Number: RA564.85 .D88 2018 (Ekstrom)
Publication Date: 2018
Gender Equity in Health: The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action by
This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest attainable standards of health, and the policies and actions that can address them. Highlighting the importance of intersecting social hierarchies (e.g. gender, class and ethnicity) for understanding health inequities and their implications for health policy, contributors detail and recommend policy approaches and agendas that incorporate, but go beyond commonly acknowledged issues relating to women's health and gender equity in health.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2010
Medical Entanglements: Rethinking Feminist Debates About Healthcare by
Medical Entanglements uses intersectional feminist, queer, and crip theory to move beyond "for or against" approaches to medical intervention. Using a series of case studies - sex-confirmation surgery, pharmaceutical treatments for sexual dissatisfaction, and weight loss interventions - the book argues that, because of systemic inequality, most mainstream medical interventions will simultaneously reinforce social inequality and alleviate some individual suffering. The book demonstrates that there is no way to think ourselves out of this conundrum as the contradictions are a product of unjust systems. Thus, Gupta argues that feminist activists and theorists should allow individuals to choose whether to use a particular intervention, while directing their social justice efforts at dismantling systems of oppression and at ensuring that all people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, class, or ability, have access to the basic resources required to flourish.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2020
Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do About It by
Get the right care for your body -- and avoid treatments that can endanger women -- with this important manual from a physician who is a leading expert on sex and gender medicine. Sex Matters tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric models that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences between men and women -- an omission that can endanger women's lives. The facts surrounding how male-centric medicine impacts women's health every day are chilling: in the ER, women are more likely to receive a psychiatric diagnosis with regard to opioid use, while men are more likely to be referred for detoxification; the more vocal women become about their pain, the more likely their providers are to prescribe either inadequate or inappropriate pain relief medication; women often present with nontraditional symptoms of stroke, which causes delays in recognition by both them and their health professionals; and a government accountability study found that 80% of drugs that are withdrawn from the market are due to side effects that happen to women (a result of testing drugs mostly on men). Leading expert on sex and gender medicine Dr. Alyson McGregor focuses on the key areas where these differences are most potentially harmful, addressing: Cardiac and stroke diagnosis and treatment in women Prescription and dosing of pharmaceuticals; Subjective evaluation of women's symptoms; Pain and pain management; Hormones and female biochemistry (including prescribed hormones); How economic status, race, and gender identity are additional critical factors. Not only does Dr. McGregor explore these disparities in depth, she shares clear, practical suggestions for what women can do to protect themselves. A work of riveting exposé with revelatory insights and actionable guidance for navigating the medical establishment, Sex Matters is an empowering roadmap for reinventing modern medicine -- and for self-care.
Call Number: WZ150 .M347 2020 (Kornhauser)
Publication Date: 2020
Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise by
Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women's health research-in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women. Women's Health Research finds that women's health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women's health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all.
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2010