Cardiology

Study finds racial inequality within heart transplant process

A new study from the University of Missouri found that Black patients with advanced heart failure were more likely to receive a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, later in their disease progression compared to white ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 cases, deaths in U.S. increase with higher income inequality

U.S. counties with higher income inequality faced higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the first 200 days of the pandemic, according to a new study. Counties with higher proportions of Black or Hispanic residents ...

Other

Dismantling structural racism in nursing

Confronting the uncomfortable reality of systemic racism—the system that creates and maintains racial inequality in every facet of life for people of color—is having a national heyday. But calling out this injustice and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can racial injustice be settled out of court?

2014 was replete with social unrest to protest police brutality and racial inequality. With many calling for policy reform to improve race problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, new research suggests that the issue ...

Health

Widening wage gap linked to more deaths among black Americans

Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, ...