Race Health News

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3/6/2009
Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

Disparity exists even though more minorities than whites meet criteria for cutting-edge treatment

3/6/2009
Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier areas offer residents more nutritious items in stores, studies find

3/5/2009
Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest

3/4/2009
Half of Black Teens May Be Vitamin D Deficient

More foods should be fortified with the essential nutrient, experts say

3/4/2009
Ethnicity May Drive Response to Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Study says blacks less likely to have high triglycerides than whites, Hispanics

3/4/2009
Doc-Patient Relationship May Be Key to Quality

Level of 'connectedness' could help explain disparities in care, experts suggest

2/18/2009
Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger

Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

2/16/2009
Teaching Hospitals' Post-Op Gains Not Extended to Blacks

Whites seem to benefit more from improved expertise after surgery, but reasons unclear, study finds

2/16/2009
Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows

2/13/2009
Even Mismatched Cord Blood Can Help Kids

More patients, especially ethnic and racial minorities, could get transplants, study finds

2/9/2009
Minority Clinics Tougher on Doctors

Physicians face more challenging cases with fewer resources, study suggests

2/6/2009
Parental Distrust May Explain Lack of Black Children in Clinical Trials

They express more doubt as to safety, transparency of medical research, study finds

2/6/2009
Minorities Distrust Medical System More

Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

2/5/2009
Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Discover Breast Cancer Themselves

But half wait at least a month before seeking help, research shows

2/4/2009
Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine

Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

2/4/2009
Cancer Survivors Say Costs Keep Them From Care

Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds

1/23/2009
60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation

Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

1/23/2009
Kidney Disease in Blacks Undetected Until Late Stages

Awareness needs to improve among doctors, study suggests

1/19/2009
Optimal Treatment Boosts Blacks' Lung Cancer Survival

Patients who received recommended care did better, regardless of race, study found

1/19/2009
Women in Coastal Areas Have Higher Mercury Levels

Study finds increase tied to income, ethnicity, types of seafood consumed

1/15/2009
Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive

These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds

1/14/2009
Hispanics Respond Poorly to Standard Hepatitis C Therapy

They and blacks still share outcome disparities in treatment of liver disease, study says

1/13/2009
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

1/12/2009
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly

Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

1/8/2009
Many Turn Blind Eye to Racism

They're not quick to condemn hurtful comments, study suggests

12/23/2008
Circumcision Rates Too Low

Study points to 16 states where Medicaid doesn't fund procedure

12/22/2008
Rules Change Could Increase Hospice Use

Those who currently want it must give up aggressive treatments, researchers say

12/19/2008
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

Brisk walking, limiting TV seems to benefit this high-risk group

12/15/2008
Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis

Delaying care, they may present with more complications, experts say

12/15/2008
Colorectal Cancer Racial Gap Still Growing

Blacks 45% more likely to die from the disease than whites, report says

12/9/2008
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring

CDC study projects that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have vision problems

12/8/2008
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children

But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

12/2/2008
Children of U.S. Farmworkers Often Uninsured

Problem is worst among migrant, immigrant families, study finds

12/2/2008
Economy Driving Women to Skimp on Health Care: Poll

And that can affect whole families, experts point out

11/25/2008
New System Improves Distribution of Donated Livers

Gains reported for blacks, but women lagging behind men, study finds

11/25/2008
A Third of Medicare Clients Unfamiliar With Benefits

Findings cut across race, education levels, and could affect quality of health care, study says

11/24/2008
Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier

Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say

11/21/2008
Latin Women More Likely to Be Unhappy With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

Spanish-speaking women need more culturally targeted information, study finds

11/19/2008
Patient's Race Doesn't Affect Emergency Room Care

Trauma treatment similar regardless of ethnicity, U.S. study finds

11/17/2008
Wealthy More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction

Black women less likely than white women to have reconstruction after mastectomy

11/14/2008
Lung Cancer Genetics Different in Black Patients: Study

Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races

11/14/2008
Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers

11/12/2008
Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds

Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/10/2008
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Repeat Artery Surgery

Even though they have risk factors that could lead to coronary problems, study finds

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/6/2008
Negative Cancer Messages Backfire With Blacks

Positive approaches more likely to prompt minorities to get checked for disease, study says

11/5/2008
Two More Human Genomes Mapped

Research leads scientists closer to personalized medical care

11/4/2008
Study Shows Hispanics Prefer Beer

Findings could lead to more targeted prevention efforts, researcher says

11/3/2008
Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimer's Patients

They're more than twice as likely to die sooner, study finds