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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson’s Disease

“It’s an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease,” Jackson said in a statement.

Heart Health Disparities Take Toll on African Americans

Heart Health Disparities Take Toll on African Americans

Genetic differences between African Americans and other ethnic groups appear to explain only a small part of the disparity in cardiovascular disease rates and outcomes.

Less Wealth Tied to Higher Odds of Disability and Premature Death

Less Wealth Tied to Higher Odds of Disability and Premature Death

For low-wealth individuals, health care or financial benefits alone may not be enough to improve their health trajectory.

Humana: Joint Studies Suggest Relationship Between TV Age Bias and Health of Seniors

Humana: Joint Studies Suggest Relationship Between TV Age Bias and Health of Seniors

Findings from Humana, Dr. Stacy L. Smith at the University of Southern California explore the connection between negative senior portrayals on television and their effect on mental and physical health.

U.S. Drops Some Claims Against Texas Voter ID Law

Life Expectancy Tied to Voting Choices in Last Presidential Election

Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect President Donald Trump.

Trans teens worse off on health measures than peers

Trans Teens Worse Off on Health Measures Than Peers

About 61 percent of transgender and gender nonconforming students reported suicidal thoughts, compared to 20 percent their cisgender peers.

A neuropathologist examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

All but one — a neuropathologist discovered 110 out of 111 brains donated from NFL players have CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease caused by blows to the head.

Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Racial Disparities

Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Racial Disparities

A shift in how donor kidneys are allocated has been linked with higher transplant rates for Black and Hispanic patients.

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

Crowded Emergency Depts Tied to Worse Heart Attack Survival for Blacks

When ambulances go on diversion, bypassing the nearest hospital because emergency rooms are overcrowded, Black patients may be more likely to die following a heart attack.

Progress Reducing Infant Mortality Uneven Between Whites and Blacks

Progress Reducing Infant Mortality Uneven Between Whites and Blacks

White and Black children in the United States did not benefit equally from a recent reduction in infant mortality, according to new research.

Senate Republican Bill Would Slash Medicaid by 2036

Senate Republican Bill Would Slash Medicaid by 2036

The original draft of the Republican bill was opposed by at least nine Republican senators.

Sleep May Suffer in Blacks who Face Discrimination

Sleep May Suffer in Blacks Who Face Discrimination

Experiences with discrimination were a strong determinant of poor sleep, and in particular, short sleep duration and poor sleep quality.

Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth

Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth

When they had not experienced these forms of discrimination, children and young adults were almost twice as likely to have well-controlled asthma than when they had.

Many Rape Victims Experience ‘Paralysis’ During Assault, Study Finds

Many Rape Victims Experience ‘Paralysis’ During Assault, Study Finds

“Don’t blame rape victims for not resisting,” said the lead author of the study. “It’s a normal biological reaction when exposed to an extreme threat.”

Mammogram Follow-up Tests Take Longer for Asian Women

Mammogram Follow-up Tests Take Longer for Asian Women

Half of white women in the study got follow-up tests within 15 days, compared with 19 days for Japanese women, 28 days for Filipina women and 32 days for Vietnamese women.

Lower-Income Adults Haven’t Seen Heart Health Gains

Lower-Income Adults Haven’t Seen Heart Health Gains

Heart health in the U.S. has generally improved since the start of the 21st century, but not for adults living in poverty, a new study suggests.

U.S. Blacks Living Longer, But Health Gaps Persist

Blacks Living Longer, But Health Gaps Persist

Younger Black people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are living with, or dying from, diseases that are typically seen in older people.

Mentally Ill Accessing Less U.S. Health Care

Mentally Ill Accessing Less U.S. Health Care

People with serious psychological distress are three times more likely to be too poor to afford care and 10 times more likely to be unable to pay for medications.

Sodexo, Harvard Win Federal Grant to Study the Health of Front-Line Employees

Sodexo, Harvard Win Federal Grant to Study the Health of Front-Line Employees

The four-year grant is aimed at finding new approaches to address the ways the workplace can affect health and safety.

Johnson & Johnson Offers 8 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Johnson & Johnson Offers 8 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Make 2017 the year you actually keep them with these simple strategies.

Black Youth Exposed to Junk Food Ads at Greater Rates, Study Says

Black Youth Exposed to Junk Food Ads at Greater Rates, Study Says

An analysis of TV-viewing patterns and related exposure to ads provides answers, and leads to the question, what are the health implications?

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Report: Beauty Products for Black Women Have More Health Hazards

Researchers say ingredients in products pose a risk of hormone disruption, developmental and reproductive damage and cancer.

EY and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality form strategic collaboration to transform health care delivery

EY, Johns Hopkins Form Strategic Collaboration to Transform Health Care Delivery

EY and the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality collaborate to help health care organizations improve patient safety.