Death Rates among Black People in the U.S. Are Rising after Falling
Eighty-two million years—that’s how much lifetime the U.S.’s Black population lost because of premature deaths between 1999 and 2020, a new study shows. The numbers are an alarming reminder of concerning gaps in health care—and they are not entirely surprising, according to experts on racial health disparity. The study’s authors say their findings should be a “call to action” for policymakers.Source: Scientific American
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
Study Reveals Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Yale study found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in multimorbidity, which is defined as the presence of two or more concurrent chronic health conditions, in the United States over a 20-year period.
Good News, Bad News for Older Survivors of Acute MI
A new 25-year study reveals that mortality after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and repeat events are coming down for all older Americans. But it also highlights the need for more work, especially efforts to root out healthcare inequities.Source: Medscape