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COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new challenges arise each day for people across the world. Some of these challenges particularly affect the LGBTQ+ community. This unique time calls for LGBTQ+-specific resources and new ways to connect and cope. Minority stress in the LGBTQ+ community Unrelated to COVID-19, this community faces minority stress based on anti-LGBTQ+… Read More »

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California lawmakers have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia By ADAM BEAM Associated Press January 14, 2020, 12:59 AM 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or… Read More »

Why unique patient identifiers are a key missing piece in healthcare

Efficient patient identification is an area plaguing U.S. healthcare. In fact, the Joint Commission has named improving the accuracy of patient identification as the most important national patient safety goal since 2014. However, privacy concerns have been a barrier to their widespread implementation. Unique patient identifiers are central to eliminating medical errors and costs resulting… Read More »