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Hospitals, Health Groups Oppose Republican Healthcare Plan

African Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS

Blacks represented 12 percent of the U.S. population and 44 of new HIV diagnoses in 2016.

U.S. Budget Deals Grant $1.5 Billion for Opioid-addicted Babies, Families

U.S. Budget Deals Grant $1.5 Billion for Opioid-addicted Babies, Families

The provision allows assistance on mental health, substance abuse and parenting whenever any child is deemed at imminent risk of entering foster care.

Exclusive: States Need U.S. Help to Protect Drug-affected Infants – GAO

Exclusive: States Need U.S. Help to Protect Drug-affected Infants

Some hospitals and state agencies don't want to inform child protective services about infants born with drugs in their systems, so long as the mother is taking prescribed opioids such as methadone or hydrocodone.

Many women uninformed about breast cancer surgery options

Many Women Uninformed About Breast Cancer Surgery Options

Some women might benefit from more time and better educational materials to inform their treatment choices.

Abbott: 12 Exercises You Can Do at Work

Abbott: 12 Exercises You Can Do at Work

Spending more time sitting than you'd like? Here are a few solutions.

Race May Matter in Hospital Care for Preemies

Race May Matter in Hospital Care for Preemies

Among very preterm infants, Black and Hispanic babies are more likely than white ones to be born at hospitals with worse death and complication rates.

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Male Doctors Make A Lot More in Industry Payments than Female Peers

Male physicians in the U.S., across almost every specialty, took in more money from the biomedical industry in 2015 than their female peers, a new study suggests.

VA Hospitals Fall Short on Patient Satisfaction

Obesity, Poverty Help Explain Higher Diabetes Risk for Blacks

Even though Black adults are more likely to develop diabetes than white adults, the increased risk is largely due to obesity and other risk factors that may be possible to change, a study suggests.

NFL Concussion Protocol Altered after Recent Missteps

NFL Concussion Protocol Altered after Recent Missteps

Most notably, a central unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) was stationed at the command center that has been used primarily for game-replay review.

Rape Victims Made to Pay Part of the Medical Bill

Racial Disparities in Trauma Deaths Not Seen with Tricare

Plenty of previous research has found minority patients often have worse survival odds and more complications than white patients.

Rape Victims Made to Pay Part of the Medical Bill

Knee Surgery Outcomes Linked with Education Level

The results suggest that clinicians need to consider patients’ education levels when communicating with them about follow-up care.

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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.