Black Medicare Patients Have Higher Long-term Stroke Death Rates
A long-term study of Medicare patients finds that Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients, even after accounting for preexisting health conditions, a preliminary study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Flint Water Crisis Worsened Birth Outcomes, Disproportionally Affected Black Babies, YSPH Study Finds
Not long after city officials in Flint, Michigan, decided to cut costs by using river water as the local drinking supply, incidences of childhood lead poisoning skyrocketed. For the next several months, residents across the city — many of them Black and below the poverty line — would be exposed to dangerous chemicals from the polluted Flint River without knowing it.
Tackling Disparities in Oncology Requires Action as Well as Research
In this interview, Dr. Andrea Silber discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities that already existed within oncology care, and she said the effects of these disparities on patients are very real and direct.Source: Pharmacy Times
Las disparidades raciales en la salud de los estadounidenses no han mejorado, según un estudio
En un hallazgo paradójico, una investigación reciente revela que más estadounidenses de color tienen acceso al seguro de salud ahora que hace 20 años, pero que sus percepciones de su estado de salud no han mejorado en lo absoluto.Source: HolaDoctor
Racial, Ethnic Differences in U.S. Health Metrics Persist
From 1999 to 2018, racial and ethnic differences in health status, care access, and affordability mainly persisted, according to a study published in the Aug. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.Source: HealthDay News
Expanding Medicare would reduce racial and ethnic health disparities
When Americans become eligible for Medicare coverage at age 65, research has shown, there are substantial reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance, access to care, and self-reported health.Source: Yale News
Strong Immigration Enforcement Likely Harming Health Among Hispanic Adults
Aggressive federal detention and deportation policies in the United States have a chilling effect on health care use among Hispanic adults, including those with diabetes, new research by the Yale School of Public Health finds.Source: Yale News