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December 12, 2020

Age Bias & The Rise of Telemedicine in ERs
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Age Bias in America
Treating older adults in ways that are less fair--otherwise known as age bias--is a widespread problem. William Chopik, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, says as age bias increases, Medicare costs increase, while access to senior care drops.
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Could Telemedicine Ease ER Overcrowding?
There may be a solution to overcrowded hospital emergency rooms: telemedicine. Shujing Sun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Systems in The Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, led a study that found that minor health issues and even some serious conditions like strokes can be managed remotely.
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The Impact of Lockdowns on Black Families
The COVID-19 lockdowns harmed all Americans, but blacks were hit hardest. When will things improve? Diana Enriquez, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, Princeton University, believes the outlook is still difficult for black households as the economy continues to struggle from government-ordered closings.
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