Tag: Healthcare

Diddy Wet the Bed! How Did He Stop [VIDEO]

Not convinced that sugar could be a culprit behind increasing obesity and health disparities Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ recent confession on The Ellen DeGeneres Show should change your mind about junk food’s perils. Diddy told DeGeneres and the audience that he didn’t drink water as a child. “I grew…

War Against Sugar Is Growing Among Blacks and Latinos

State and local governments are increasingly stepping in to stop the rampant consumption of soda and candy that is leading to obesity and health disparities. Evidence continues to point to sugar as the culprit, and government intervention may eventually help push soda the way of cigarettes. But the powerful food…

Walmart's Healthier-Food Initiative: Big Enough to Combat Big Sugar

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and largest purveyor of groceries, is stepping into the fight against obesity and food security in a big way. Organizations that advocate for local businesses, like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, say that Walmart’s two-year-old healthier-food program, endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama, is a…

Can Black and Latino Doctors Solve the Primary-Healthcare Crisis

While the Affordable Care Act will provide health-insurance coverage for 32 million previously uninsured individuals (most of them lower-income Blacks and Latinos), there’s a serious concern that there won’t be enough physicians to treat these patients. And will new physicians understand the needs of a previously uninsured, undertreated and less-health-aware…

Seizing the Opportunity to Curb Cancer Disparities

The good news for U.S. Black men is that their cancer death rate declined faster than the rates of other men, largely because of lower rates of lung and prostate cancer. The bad news: Blacks continue to have higher death rates for many types of cancer. And the conditions that…

Deloitte's Kelvin Womack: Connecting D&I and Healthcare

As the healthcare industry is revolutionized under the Affordable Care Act, organizations that are successful will need to evolve to provide the best care for all citizens, says Deloitte’s Kelvin Womack. Womack, who heads the Federal Health sector practice for Deloitte Consulting, has a new role in which he will…

Patient Engagement: How Hospitals Use Diversity For New Reimbursement Rules

By Debby Scheinholtz With new rules that went into effect Oct. 1 as part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals now have financial incentives for improving quality of care and patient satisfaction while keeping readmission rates low. Engaging patients is essential to improving these metrics. How are hospitals utilizing their…

Health News: Segregated Blacks More Likely to Die of Lung Cancer

Blacks more likely to die of lung cancer than whites. Researchers have found that Black patients living in segregated counties have a lung cancer mortality rate about 10 percentage points higher than those living in diverse neighborhoods. When looking at specific counties, the researchers found that the mortality rate of…

How to Create a Mental-Health-Friendly Workplace

“Mental illness does not discriminate,” saysBob Carolla, director of media relations at theNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “It can strike anyone at any time.” President John Quincy Adams and author Iris Chang (“The Rape of Nanking” and “The Chinese in America”) battled depression.Media giant Ted Turner and broadcaster Jane…