(Medical Xpress) -- Even with an imminent Supreme Court ruling on the health care overhaul law, it's still the primary care physician and the local community that will determine the path of true health care reform. That's ...
Health Jun 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It seems logical that programs to screen and manage depression in pregnant, HIV-positive Medicaid patients should already be in place, but they aren't.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A first-time joint publication by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health highlights how the two sectors of public health and primary medicine intersect and the work ahead to ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The 2-1-1 phone information and referral system could be a key partner in efforts to reduce cancer disparities affecting low-income and racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S., finds a new study by Jason ...
Cancer Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Some types of breast cancer can be successfully treated with drugs such as tamoxifen, but treatment for a type of breast cancer more common in young and black women is still limited to radiation and general chemotherapy. ...
Cancer May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The public health community has long struggled with how best to reduce HIV infection rates among black Americans, which is seven times that of whites. In a new paper in the journal PLoS ONE, a team of phy ...
HIV & AIDS May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research into "health care deserts" finds that primary-care physicians are especially hard to find in predominantly Black and/or low-income Hispanic metropolitan neighborhoods.
Health Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a novel study of health disparities in the United States, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified 22 socioeconomic and environmental variables that together are better indicators of early death ...
Health Apr 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Adolescents' expectations of an early death can predict their economic futures more than a decade later, according to a new study from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Health Apr 10, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs -- more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new Cornell study.
Health Apr 05, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 4 |
The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated, according to a study published Apr. 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under- ...
Health Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Pediatricians who show an unconscious preference for European Americans tend to prescribe better pain-management for white patients than they do for African-American patients, new University of Washington research shows.
Health Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New evidence that physician attitudes and stereotypes about race, even if unconscious, affect the doctor-patient relationship in ways that may contribute to racial disparities in health care
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new research survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU Langone Medical Center shows the Bangladeshi community in New York City experiences numerous barriers to diabetes care because of ...
Diabetes Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
African Americans in Georgia, especially in rural areas, have drastically poorer survival rates from cancer. These disparities are much larger when compared to national data, according to the findings from a study recently ...
Cancer Mar 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0