Race Health News

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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

10/29/2008
Black Heart Patients Treated Less for Depression

Only half as likely as white patients to receive therapy, study finds

10/22/2008
Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

10/21/2008
Suicide Rates Rise Among Baby Boomers

Middle-aged white women at increasing risk, study finds

10/20/2008
Minorities More Likely to Die in ER

Lack of insurance could play a major role, study suggests

10/20/2008
Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

10/15/2008
U.S. Ranks 29th in Infant Mortality

Rate is 50% higher than national goal, CDC says

10/13/2008
Blood Pressure on the Rise in America

More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

10/13/2008
Lack of Insurance Raises Abused Babies' Death Risk

Poorer access to care may play a role, experts say

10/10/2008
Racial Disparities Exist in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Blacks, the poor diagnosed at younger age, with more advanced disease, study says

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/3/2008
Gestational Diabetes Risk Higher for Asian-White Couples

Pelvic size may also play role in further chance of Caesarean delivery, study finds

10/2/2008
Minorities With Disabilities Report Poorer Health

Overall, 1 in 5 Americans lives with at least one disability, CDC says

9/23/2008
Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

9/23/2008
Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians

More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

9/23/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate at 30-Year Low

Many abortions are among older mothers and minority women, report says

9/23/2008
Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say

9/19/2008
Many Doctors Don't Know Blood Pressure Guidelines

Proper treatment often not started among middle-aged men, study finds

9/18/2008
Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.

But poverty and lack of insurance are the real barriers, experts say

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/9/2008
Med School Diversity May Help Whites Care Better for Minorities

Findings urge push for broad-based admission policies that reflect ethnic variety

9/5/2008
Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk

Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests