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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quality of care lacking for ESRD in lupus nephritis

(HealthDay)—In the United States, minorities and those who lack private insurance are less likely to receive adequate care for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN), according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racial disparity seen in COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome

(HealthDay)—Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurs more often among Black and Hispanic children than White children, according to a research letter published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ethnic, socioeconomic factors impact scoliosis tx, outcome

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized patients with idiopathic scoliosis, ethnic and socioeconomic variables influence treatment and outcomes, according to a study published in the February issue of The Spine Journal.

Oncology & Cancer

Rx subsidy ups persistence to breast cancer hormone therapy

(HealthDay)—For white, black, and Hispanic women, receipt of a prescription subsidy is associated with improved persistence to breast cancer hormone therapy, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal ...

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