Author: Jo Breiner

Black patients half as likely to receive pain medication as white patients, study finds

The Guardian Astha Singhal, Goldman School of Dental Medicine Findings show racial bias in emergency room prescriptions for ‘non-definitive’ pain, as advocates say lack of diversity in medical field may exacerbate situation… Expert quote: “A black patient with the same level of pain and everything else being accounted for was much less likely to receive […]

CNN under fire for latest confrontational graphic

Boston Herald Fred Bayles, College of Communication CNN reminded viewers in a banner across the bottom of the screen yesterday that, no, President Obama did not literally found ISIS, in a case of Donald Trump fact-checking that one media expert dubbed unnecessary… Expert quote: “I don’t think there’s a question in anybody’s mind that Obama […]

New Exam Handbook Sparks Fears of Higher Bar for Small Banks

American Banker (subscription required) Eric Fischer, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law A new exam handbook released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is sparking concerns that the agency is quietly expanding heightened regulatory standards meant for larger banks to smaller institutions… Expert quote: “There’s greater emphasis on exercising […]

Dying In Childbirth 2016: Maternal Death Rate In US Has Worsened Since 2000, Says New Study

Medical Daily Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health The maternal death rate in America is higher than we think and only getting worse, finds a new study published recently in Obstetrics & Gynecology… Expert quote: “The current maternal mortality rate places the United States far behind other industrialized nations. There is a need to redouble efforts to prevent […]

‘A National Embarrassment’: Maternal Mortality Rate Rises In The U.S.

WBUR “CommonHealth” Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health If keeping moms alive while pregnant and in the weeks just after birth is a good barometer of health care in a country, the U.S. looks pretty bad… Expert quote: “Our rates are comparable to Iran, the Ukraine and Russia, not countries we generally want to compare […]

Immigrants and Donald Trump: It’s a complicated story

Al Jazeera By Gregory Aftandilian, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Before his attack on the Khans – immigrant parents of a United States soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004 – many immigrants in the United States and their children had voiced support for the Republican candidate Donald Trump… View […]