Medical economics

Implementing an evidence-based community health worker model

In the U.S., where many minority populations have deeply rooted distrust of the medical system due to historical and ongoing barriers to high-quality care, it can be helpful when trained members of the community—called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds BIPOC individuals bear greater post-COVID burdens

A study appearing in Frontiers in Public Health reports that BIPOC individuals who were infected with COVID-19 experienced greater negative aftereffects in health and work loss than did similarly infected white participants.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Risk factors for dementia vary by ethnicity, study finds

Modifiable risk factors—including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, low HDL cholesterol and sleep disorders—confer a higher risk of dementia for people in some minority ethnic groups compared to White people, according ...

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