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Moffitt Cancer Center Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations.

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Study Shows Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hip Fracture Care Put Patients at a Disadvantage

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A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip.

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The March + the Murder: Expert Gary May Is Available for Interview on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Viola Luizzo

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Insuring Undocumented Residents Could Help Solve Multiple U.S. Health Care Challenges

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UCLA professor argues that insuring undocumented Latinos under the Affordable Care Act would, in the long run, be less expensive and provide better care.

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Genetics: No Evidence of Role in Racial Mortality Gap

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There is still no evidence of genetic difference between blacks and whites to account for the health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study by McGill University researchers. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the researchers suggest that after a decade of genetic studies, factors such as lifestyle, education and socio-economics - not genetics - are more promising avenues to understanding racial health disparities.

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Texas A&M Prof. Identifies Five Markers of Genius in Black Men

“The education system and the prison system are in competition for their souls,” says Texas A&M Professor Marlon James about black males in America. James says the key to black male success lies in finding models of excellence, not struggle.

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Justice Department Report on Ferguson: A Warning To the Nation on Race and the Abuse of Police and Courts, Experts Say

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Selma March 50th Anniversary Covered by Ithaca College Student Journalists

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A group of Ithaca College journalism students will help NBC News cover events surrounding the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights.

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DHS Funding, Clinton's Emails at State Dept, ACA at SCOTUS, Netanyahu to Congress; Experts Needed

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Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

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A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.