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Unfair treatment of offspring more likely to harm the health of African-American mothers compared with Hispanic or white counterparts.
Black and Hispanic patients who call for appointments are also more likely than whites to be asked about their insurance status.
When treated at nonminority hospitals, however, Black patients experienced a 3% decrease in mortality over a 10-year period.
The disparity is likely due in part to a low representation of minority physicians in cancer subspecialties.
Black and Latino patients are less likely to be treated in cardiac care units upon admission.
Medical students graded their institutions. Despite improvements, no school earned an A.
The study raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs, as genetic differences may affect how someone responds to a drug.
Study findings confirm that Black babies face inequality beginning at birth.
Having health insurance increases early detection and timely treatment for many cancers.
Black women face additional burdens along their risk-management journey, researchers say.
The Cempa Talks initiative is based in Chattanooga, where more than 55 percent of people living with HIV are African American.
Race and other factors may be to blame for the higher incidence of heart failure among Black children compared with kids from other groups.
Less than 5 percent of Black patients were involved in trials for 24 out of 31 cancer drugs approved since 2015.
Studies show African-American men may respond better to treatment and survive longer.
“As Much As I Can” debuted in the South. This week, it opens in Harlem, New York.
Yes, says the Chicago Urban League in a new paper outlining the grim toll of heroin and other opioids on the Black community.
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