Tag: "immigrants" at medical news
National study shows black immigrants' health erodes the longer they live in US
...iversity of California (UC)-Irvine find that black immigrants
who arrive in America from black-majority regions ...rity regions; but regardless of how healthy blacks immigrants
are when they come to the U.S., the longer they stay, the more their health erodes. The findings su...
Resident physicians report that training often not adequate to treat patients from other cultures
...fs at odds with Western medicine (25 percent), new immigrants
(25 percent), and patients whose religious beliefs affect treatment (20 percent). In addition, 24 percent indicated that they lacked the skills to identify relevant cultural customs that impact medical care. In contrast, only a small percentage of re...
Many resident physicians feel unprepared to care for culturally diverse patients
... that conflict with Western medicine or are recent immigrants
20 to 25 percent replied that they felt unprepared. A similar percentage felt they could not recognize mistrust in patients or identify cultural or religious customs that might have an impact on care. As a comparison, only 2 to 3 percent of respon...
Immigrants spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans
...tudy lays to rest the myth that expensive care for immigrants
is responsible for our nation's high health costs,...led the study while at Harvard. "The truth is that immigrants
get far less care than other Americans. Further restricting their eligibility for care would save li...
Patient navigation provide tools to address barriers to care but need standardization and assessment
...act minorities, low-income communities, and recent immigrants
in the United States. Since the first program was started in New York City in the 1990s, the concept has been adopted in other healthcare settings around the country. Recently, the federal government and national agencies have demonstrated interest i...
Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection
...conditions such as HIV, or because they are recent immigrants
from countries with a high level of TB infection. Treatment of latent TB infection is approximately 90 percent effective in patients who are compliant with the one-drug regimen over nine months; however the long time period involved and the lack of...
UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million
...n 1992, I have encountered so many wretched fellow immigrants
who have lost their lives, when they should be enjoying the fruits of their lifelong hard work in their golden years. This grant means new hope for high-risk newcomers from Asia, and it will empower grassroots neighborhood groups, churches and servic...
African HIV subtypes identified in Minnesota population
...of those infected with non-B subtypes were African immigrants
attending health clinics in the Minneapolis-St. Pa...ence of non-B subtypes in Minnesota because recent immigrants
are less likely than assimilated immigrants
to have access to the American health care system. Since...
Large survey suggests schizophrenia less prevalent than textbooks say
... common than previously thought. Across countries, immigrants
have higher rates of the disease than native-born individuals. The scientists have analyzed a total of 1,721 estimates from 188 studies covering 46 countries and calculated the following median prevalence estimates: 4.6 per 1,000 for point prevalenc...