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Breast Cancer, African-American Patients , Prognosis, Chemotherapy, Survival Rates, Recurrence, Tumors, Mortality, Racial Disparity

Breast Cancer Prognosis of African-American Patients May Improve with Administration of Chemotherapy Before Surgery, Study Finds

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Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study.

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Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Cancer Death Rates, Racial Disparity, Hysterectomy

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macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Hip Hop, Grammy Awards, rap music

Hip-Hop Artist Ryan Lewis Surprises, Delights Gonzaga Students in Conversation on Leadership in Arts

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program’s Fishbowl conversation.

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race and health, Mortality, Sociology, Life Expectancy, Racial Health Disparities

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Racial Bias in a Heartbeat: How Signals From the Heart Shape Snap Judgements About Threat

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Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research published in Nature Communications.

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Abortion, Financial Assistance, Reproductive Rights, Health Care Costs, abortion access, minority and disadvantaged women, minority and disadvantaged youth, National Network of Abortion Funds, Tiller Memorial Fund, Health Care Policy

Study Finds Vulnerable Young, Single Women of Color Most Likely to Receive Financial Assistance for Abortion

–Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the U.S., according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Social Work in Health Care.

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Health Equity, Public Health, DePaul University, Chicago, Toronto, Low Birth Weight, Social Determinants, Health Care

Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, believe the findings can inform future research on the root causes of health inequities.

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Breast Cancer, cancer disparities, clinical trial, Yale Cancer Center

Drawing People of Color Into Clinical Trials

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As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes

The lower a neighborhood’s socioeconomic status is, the more likely its black residents are to develop heart disease and stroke, according to a new Drexel University-led public health study.

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Asthma, Race, Corticosteroids, Inflammation

Why Is Asthma Worse in Black Patients?

African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The study is one of the largest and most diverse trials conducted in the U.S. on race and asthma, with 26 percent of the patients self-identifying as African American. Researchers found that black patients were more likely to exhibit eosinophilic airway inflammation than whites, despite taking comparable doses of asthma medication, such as inhaled corticosteroids.

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Racial Disparities, Children, Transplantation

Racial Disparities Exist in Children’s Access to Kidney Transplantation

• In a study of children with kidney failure who were followed for a median of 7.1 years, black children had a 36% higher risk of dying than white children. The increase risk was mostly attributed to differences in access to transplantation. • Hispanic children had lower risk of death than white children even though they had lower access to transplantation.

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Sleep, Discrimination, MIDUS, Race, Disparities, Psychosocial, Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychosomatic Society

Losing Sleep Over Discrimination? 'Everyday Discrimination' May Contribute to Sleep Problems

People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

A new Northwestern Medicine study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), journal of the American college of radiology, Mammogram, Mammography Saves Lives , Mammography, mammography screening

Breast Cancer Screening Disparities Exist for U.S. Minorities

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Significant differences exist in breast cancer screening rates for racial groups in the United States — potentially negatively impacting the health of black and Hispanic women, notes a Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) study.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Remains at 1950s Levels for Median Worker

The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker, according to a new study from economists at the University of Chicago and Duke University.

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Image of ‘Typical’ Welfare Recipient Linked With Racial Stereotypes

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When thinking about a welfare recipient, people tend to imagine someone who is African American and who is lazier and less competent than someone who doesn’t receive welfare benefits, according to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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American Nurses Foundation, Muslim cancer survivors, nursing research, Religion And Health, Health Disparities

UofL Study Examines Experiences of Muslim Cancer Survivors

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A study being conducted at the University of Louisville School of Nursing will provide insight into cultural and religious influences on the experiences of Muslim cancer survivors living in the United States. The results will be used to develop culturally and religiously-sensitive interventions, such as support groups for Muslim cancer survivors, to improve quality of life and health outcomes.

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Tania Caballero, Sarah Polk, Mental Health, Screening, Latino, Latina, Spanish, immigrant

Researchers Identify Mental Health Screening Tools, Barriers for Latino Children

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In a bid to improve mental health screening of Latino children from immigrant families, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a culturally sensitive set of tools that are freely available to pediatricians, take less than 10 minutes to use, are in easy-to-read Spanish, and assess a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems.

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Immigration, Latino, Foreclosure, Housing Market, Trump, Deportation, Home owners, Housing Crash

Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Margo Brooks Carthon, health disparaties, Health Policy, readmission rates

New Penn Nursing Study Investigates Link Between Bedside Nursing and Avoidable Readmissions for Older Black Patients

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As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and no single approach has been repeatedly effective in reducing readmissions for older black patients.







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