Under-insured transgender americans turn to riskier sources for gender-affirming hormones

Under-Insured Transgender Americans Turn to Riskier, Non-Licensed Sources for Gender-Affirming Hormones Transgender people who lack access to insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy are more likely to use hormones from sources other than a licensed prescriber, compared to those with insurance coverage. Analysis of the most recent United States Transgender Survey shows that about 9…

Details

New analysis finds lung cancer screening reduces rates of lung cancer-specific death

New Analysis Finds Lung Cancer Screening Reduces Rates of Lung Cancer-Specific Death Low-dose CT screening methods may prevent one death per 250 at-risk adults screened, according to a meta-analysis of eight randomized controlled clinical trials of lung cancer screening. Researchers at the University of Georgia analyzed the health outcomes of 90,275 patients, comparing those who…

Details

Representation of female authors in family medicine academic journals is trending upward

Representation of Female Authors in Family Medicine Academic Journals is Trending Upward After decades of underrepresentation in medicine, women are now entering many specialties in the United States, including family medicine, at higher rates than men. Despite the rising proportion of female physicians in family medicine, they continue to be underrepresented in the highest levels…

Details

An Apron That Gives Thanks

Everything about Thanksgiving prep — from basting the bird and skimming gravy to mashing sweet potatoes — demands an apron. Here’s a bright new one to consider. BlueCut, a chef gear company based in Los Angeles, has commissioned Alexandra Bowman, a Black artist, to design the limited-edition apron. It’s made of duck canvas, with brass…

Details

A Cocktail Timesaver for Turkey Day

About the last thing you want to have to fuss with as guests assemble for Thanksgiving dinner is measuring and mixing cocktails. High West, a distillery in Park City, Utah, that specializes in whiskies, comes to the rescue. It has introduced two top-notch barrel-finished drinks — a manhattan and an old-fashioned — ready to pour…

Details