Tag: "disparities" at medical news
Kids who get prescription asthma drugs visit ER less often
...d disability status, two statistically significant disparities
especially stood out. Black children visited the ER more than twice as often as white children. And urban children visited the ER for asthma-related causes 42 percent more often than non-urban children. Children between the ages of 5 years and 9 year...
Racial, economic disparities seen in kids' vision care
... researchers looked further, they found some clear disparities
in level of vision care and correction among schoo...notes that many factors may be contributing to the disparities
in eye care and corrective lens use between children of different genders, racial and ethnic backgro...
Racial differences in pain treatment found
...f Michigan who are among the first to study racial disparities
in chronic pain and its treatment, are being prese...ns, perceptions and payment. The results parallel disparities
that other researchers have found between blacks and other races in other diseases and their treatme...
Preventive Medicine 2003 to feature research findings, plenary sessions on disease prevention
...f death in Los Angeles County and an assessment of disparities
by race/ethnicity. A population-based analysis of mortality due to pneumococcal disease in California from 1989 to 1998 and resulting public health recommendations. An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and success of an E-mail-based program fo...
$15 million grant spurs cancer collaboration; M. D. Anderson, University of Puerto Rico
...pport programs aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities
in cancer incidence and survivorship....
New buzz on coffee: It's not the caffeine that raises blood pressure
...se in blood pressure. This is the first time such disparities
in reactions to coffee have been reported, says lead researcher Roberto Corti, M.D., a cardiologist at University Hospital in Zurich. The results suggest that some unknown ingredient or ingredients in coffee not caffeine is responsible for cardiov...
Health care disparities affect elderly across ethnic lines
New research shows that racial disparities
in health care already observed between elderly bl...th white women, Hispanic women showed even greater disparities
in receipt of a mammogram than did black women. This may be the result of different cultural attitud...
Young blacks, Hispanics more prone to stroke than young whites
... "This extends our observations of the race-ethnic disparities
in stroke risk to younger people where a stroke can be more devastating," says Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., principal investigator of the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study (NOMASS). They also looked at type of stroke cerebral infarction, a stroke in which ...
Nearness of supermarkets boosts peoples intake of nutritious fruits and vegetables, study reveals
...e neighborhood differences may account in part for disparities
in diet and illness." Morland, who led the study, conducted it as part of her doctoral dissertation in epidemiology at UNC. She joined Mt. Sinai in July as assistant professor of epidemiology in the school's community and preventive medicine departm...
New centers to research, reduce asthma disparities
...ely serving as a model for studying ways to reduce disparities
in other chronic diseases." Scientists at the five... will evaluate the role of psychosocial factors in disparities
in asthma care over time, differences in symptom perception among racial and ethnic groups and how t...
NHLBI funds new heart-health education projects in high-risk communities
...hy People 2010 initiative seeks to eliminate those disparities
and improve health care for all. "The EDUC program is a key part of the NHLBI's agenda to achieve the goals of Healthy People 2010. All of the EDUCs are in health service areas (HSAs) where the death rate for coronary heart disease and/or stroke is...
Model dental school curriculum to address disparities in oral health care
... Surgeon General calls "profound and consequential disparities
in the oral health of our citizens." The UIC program is intended to bring dental care and prevention services to underserved urban and rural populations and increase the diversity of the dental workforce in the state by recruiting more minority and l...
Most definitive study of its kind shows that sleeping on the stomach increases infant SIDS risk
...es the strongest case to date." "Racial and ethnic disparities
in infant mortality have been among the most persistent in our society," said James Marks, M.D., director of CDC's chronic disease program. "This study suggests that at least some of the disparity can be eliminated by wide use of the supine [back] s...
Fred Hutchinson oversees two grants of nearly $8 million to develop blood test for breast cancer
...reast Cancer Crusade's mission to reverse historic disparities
in health care while greatly accelerating important research in prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer," said Kathleen Walas, president of the Avon Foundation. Nicole Urban, Sc.D., a member of Fred Hutchinson's Public Health Sciences Di...
Minority children more likely to be evaluated for physical abuse
... American or Latino. Below one year of age, racial disparities
were not significant. The authors had no informati...ren," said Dr. Christian. "Recognizing that racial disparities
exist is the first step toward health care providers correcting those discrepancies. This study is a...
Initial Avon/NCI breast cancer research grants awarded in 'Progress for Patients' awards program
...h the NCI, we believe we can help reverse historic disparities
in healthcare while greatly accelerating important research in prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer." Funding decisions, based on the rankings of the reviewed projects, were approved by NCI Director Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. "I'...
Medical school leadership urges race-based consideration
...important solution, the authors say, is to address disparities
in primary, secondary and undergraduate education so that minorities would have equivalent academic credentials when applying to medical school. "In the interim the best means available for closing the diversity gap is to use affirmative action, rac...
Other highlights in the August 7 issue of JNCI
...o benefit similarly from adjuvant chemotherapy and disparities
in survival all but disappear, according to a study in the August 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In this analysis of data from a randomized phase III study, A. David McCollum, M.D., and Charles S. Fuchs, M.D., of the Dana...
Better access to health care is key to higher survival rates for African-Americans with colon cancer
...but a new study has found that those survival rate disparities
virtually disappear when both groups have equal access to chemotherapy after surgery. Led by investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the research team also discovered that African-Americans were less likely than whites to experience some chemo...
CDC report shows cancer death rates in Appalachia higher than national
...perience cancer disparities. This study shows that disparities
also exist for a very large population in this geographic region." High rates of smoking in Appalachia certainly contribute to high cancer death rates, but limited access to healthcare and lack of insurance probably also contribute to these high dea...
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