Publisher: STAT News

We finally have new drugs for sickle cell disease. Why are so few patients taking them?

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A string of trials are underway to prove benefits across different organs, including reducing the risk of developing kidney failure or leg ulcers, alongside strokes. But results could be years away. “It does have the potential to decrease other complications,” said Kenneth Ataga, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at University of Tennessee… Read More

After 40 years, medical schools are admitting fewer Black male or Native American students

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When Scott Strome moved to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to become executive dean of the college of medicine, there were just 6 Black students in a class of 170. “We vowed to change that,” he told STAT. They’ve worked to cut student debt, drop the requirement that applicants be from Tennessee or… Read More