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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.

Stroke Middle-aged African Americans More Likely Than Whites to Die

Middle-aged African Americans More Likely Than Whites to Die of Stroke

A recent study reveals several possible reasons as to why Blacks are significantly more likely to die of a stroke than whites.

Psychotherapists Race and Class

Some Psychotherapists May Choose Patients by Race or Class

Unconscious bias in psychotherapists may lead to disparities in who receives health care based on race and class, a study found.

Obamacare is finding success, even in red states.

Obamacare Even Works in Red States … If You Let It

Two of the states with the greatest success in implementing Obamacare are a pair of largely anti-Obamacare states. But one used a neat trick to make it work.

A Partnership Program of NJTV, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), Latino Leadership Alliance Foundation and RU-TV

The educational goal of the documentary is to increase awareness of the social and cultural factors that compound illnesses in Latino communities in New Jersey.

Girl Suspended for Shaving Head in Support of Cancer-Stricken Friend

A 9-year-old Colorado girl is suspended from school for going bald in support of a friend who is receiving cancer treatment. What excuse did her elementary school give for sending her home?

Are We a Step Closer to Finding the Cure for AIDS?

Doctors are hopeful as a second baby appears to have been cured of the HIV virus. What does this mean for people living with AIDS?

Is Taking on American Customs Decreasing Latino Life Expectancy?

While Latinos have been known to live longer than most other Americans, their children may not follow the same pattern. A new, large-scale study explains why.