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Black Patients Treated at Hospitals With Poor Safety Records

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter . Compared with white patients, Black adults are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to hospital safety in the United States, a new report warns. Black patients are significantly less likely to gain access to “high-quality” hospitals, an Urban Institute analysis found. As a result, they’re much more likely …

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ACR- Black Women More Likely to Get Inferior Breast Cancer Screening

American College of Radiology Confirms Black Women More Likely to Receive Inferior Breast Cancer Screening Than White Women, Points to Need for Stronger Breast Health Equity Reform Feb. 19, 2021 10:30 UTC Review of more than 800,000 mammograms reveals Black women less likely to be screened via digital breast tomosynthesis, despite the technology being proven …

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Children of color impacted by COVID-19 disproportionately

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s health inequalities have become even more glaring, with millions of Americans of color, Black and Latino in particular, experiencing more severe illness and death due to COVID-19, than white Americans. New data now reveals that the same racial and ethnic disparities which have affected adults throughout …

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Diabetes Patients of Color Face Higher Covid 19 Risks

Black and Hispanic patients were also less likely to use diabetes technology, the study found. Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and Type 1 diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers analyzed data from 180 people with Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 from …

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How Does Heart Disease Differ in Black Women?

Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest. Although she didn’t experience the typical warning signs, Shermane was having a stroke. A stroke? How could it be? After all, she thought of herself …

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Black men’s prostate cancer may be more responsive to immunotherapy

Discovery paves way to precision medicine for prostate cancer in all races Northwestern University Increased level of plasma cells linked to improved cancer survival 1,300 prostate tumor samples studied Immunotherapy-based precision medicine clinical trials being developed CHICAGO— Black men die more often of prostate cancer yet, paradoxically, have greater survival benefits from immunotherapy treatment. A …

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