Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chest x-rays show more severe COVID-19 in non-white patients

Racial/ethnic minority patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 infection are more likely to have more severe disease on chest X-rays than white/non-Hispanic patients, increasing the likelihood of adverse outcomes, ...

Medical research

Black patients fare worse after angioplasty

(HealthDay)—Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hispanic Americans being hit hard by COVID-19

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communities at a disproportionately high rate, a new study of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area shows.

Oncology & Cancer

Racial disparities seen in PET/CT imaging for lung cancer

(HealthDay)—Black and Hispanic patients are less likely to undergo guideline-recommended imaging at diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer ...

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