Tag: "minorities" at medical news
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...into account, the apparent mortality advantage for minorities
disappeared. Over 300,000 patients admitted to non-federal California hospitals in 1999 were part of this study. Over 25,000 of these patients had DNR orders. Women were 19% more likely to have DNR orders than men and non-Hispanic whites were 43% mor...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...dy documents a knowledge gap between racial/ethnic minorities
and whites regarding stroke warning signs," Ferris said. "It is paradoxical that racial and ethnic minorities
at highest risk were least aware. As with heart attack, it is critical that women at risk for strok...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...ican Americans compared with whites. Furthermore, minorities
were less likely to have cardiac catheterization o... recommendations the group cites the need to reach minorities
with educational information and materials. More health care providers should be receiving training...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...latively lower use of CABG among racial and ethnic minorities
after the report cards were released in New York, there was no increase in angioplasty procedures often a substitute procedure for CABG in these groups. These results suggest that some surgeons responded to CABG report cards by excluding some patie...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
...mmunity outreach and promotion of underrepresented minorities
in the biomedical sciences....
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting
...en's sleep patterns Gay, lesbian and other sexual minorities
among children Influence of television Nutrition and obesity Offspring of gay parents Poverty and child development Prenatal anxiety and later child development Preschool and child care Romances and breakups SRCD was established in 1933 by t...
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...entially the most damaging for the more vulnerable minorities
and the poor who rely on emergency departments for much of their primary health care needs," say the authors. "This underdiagnosing contributes to needless emotional suffering because many of the more common disorders, such as depression and anxiety,...
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
...pulation, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities
in the sciences. At Carnegie, for example, Singer introduced "First Light," a project that makes it possible for third, fourth and fifth graders to attend an imaginative Saturday science school. In 1994, Singer further initiated the Carnegie Academy ...
Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
...is a significant finding because racial and ethnic minorities
are known to have a greater likelihood of diabetes and death from heart disease," explained Mosca. "We need to ensure that all women are aware of what their risk factors levels are, what they should be, and how best to achieve the American Heart Ass...
Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians
...nics, American Indians and other racial and ethnic minorities
do not receive optimal care in treatment for pain. "Each article in this issue is important for its unique contribution to the literature on racial and ethnic differences in pain," state editor Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH and guest editors Carmen R....
Generation gap found in chronic pain
...that blacks and members of other racial and ethnic minorities
are consistently under-treated for pain across a range of conditions, from cancer and chest pain to acutely painful conditions like broken bones and chronic lower-back pain. And Green's own previous work has also shown that, regardless of their age,...
Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK
...g disease process and self-management among ethnic minorities
and a tendency towards crisis management in primar...ls a major gap in knowledge about asthma in ethnic minorities
in the UK. It also shows more conclusively than before the complex nature of asthma care for black a...
Blacks and poor more likely to donate than receive many types of transplant organs
... about efforts to offer financial incentives since minorities
and the poor may be disproportionately affected by such incentives. "There are already widespread disparities in who donates and who benefits from organ transplantation. Adding financial incentives to the system might make these race and income disp...
New grant addresses minority nurse shortage
...ate. According to the health department's report, minorities
are vastly underrepresented in the nursing populat...ers of members of cultural, racial, and linguistic minorities
who enter and graduate from nursing programs."...
Minorities worry public health system won't respond fairly in a bioterrorist event
...y of discriminatory public health policies against minorities
in the United States, according to the paper. At the turn of the last century, for example, public health officials quarantined San Francisco's Chinatown in response to a cluster of plague cases--a move that a federal court in 1900 ruled as unfair, ...
New report highlights lack of minorities in medicine
...easing gap between the number of racial and ethnic minorities
in Massachusetts and the number of underrepresente...ant for Blacks, Latinos and other underrepresented minorities
in medicine. It has important public health implications for the Commonwealth as a whole," Daniel J...
Smokers welcome help in quitting when offered at clinic visits
...armacies. Both African American smokers and other minorities
were less likely to pick up their patches than were white smokers, despite the greater initial interest in treatment among African American smokers. On average, participants reported using patches for 5.7 of the eight weeks recommended. Sixty-nine p...
Adult marijuana abuse, dependence increased during 1990s
...dependence was more common among Whites than among minorities
in 19911992, but by 20012002 the differences in abuse and dependence rates among the different ethnic groups had narrowed considerably. This change was due to increases of 224 percent among young African-American men and women aged 1829, and 148 perc...
Oncology Nursing Society honors Fox Chase Cancer Center nurse with Radiation Therapy Nursing Award
...of her attention on enhancing the participation of minorities
in clinical studies. "Through the involvement of minorities
and other underrepresented groups, we can better understand the development of prostate cancer, bett...
Implantable cardiac defibrillator use significantly lowers heart failure mortality
...venty-seven percent of participants were men, with minorities
making up 23 percent of the total. Study participants ranged in age from 19 to 90, with the median age being 60. Most participants were receiving multiple drugs to treat their CHF. 85 percent were receiving ACE inhibitors; 70 percent digoxin; 69 perc...
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