Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s roundup includes stories about the leading threat to women’s health, the “free labor” of the healthcare system and increased life expectancy for black Americans.
- Breast cancer deaths have declined, but heart disease takes the life of one of every four women—many of whom are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or untreated conditions.
- The fragmented U.S. healthcare system places much of the burden of care coordination on consumers, the very people it exists to serve.
- The British Medical Association wants to limit the number of patients general practitioners see daily, citing concern over “decision fatigue” that grows throughout a provider’s workday and threatens the ability to sustain competent care.
- In the era of Yelp reviews for nearly every product or service, including medical care, some providers are countering their poor online ratings—and violating HIPAA in the process.
- Two decades of steady progress in health has led to increased life expectancy among black Americans.