Tag: Health Disparities

Obamacare Even Works in Red States If You Let It

Two of the states that have had the most success with Obamacare are two states that have been among the most active in the Congressional efforts to repeal it: Kentucky and Arkansas. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal, besides lowering the cost of healthcare, is to insure the uninsured. So…

Study: Black Stroke Patients Are More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed

By Jasmine Evans Photo by Shutterstock A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that emergency-room physicians are more likely to misdiagnose Black stroke patients. In fact, Blacks and patients from other underrepresented groups are 30 percent more likely than whites to be misdiagnosed. Researchers looked at emergency-room visit records…

Women at Far Greater Risk of Alzheimer's

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Women over age 65 are nearly twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association. The study found that one in six women over age 65 will suffer through the disease in her lifetime, compared with…