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Article ID: 709326

Study: Urban African-Americans More Likely to Live in Trauma Deserts

University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine shows African-American communities were the only racial/ethnic group to have consistent disparities in geographic access to trauma centers. A new Level 1 trauma center at UChicago Medicine, which opened in 2018, reduced those racial disparities in the city 7 fold.

Released:
8-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    4-Mar-2019 4:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708848

Recommending the Pneumococcal Vaccine at Age 50 Reduces Disease-Related Racial Disparities; But is it Cost-Effective?

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance.

Released:
28-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708895

More Women Are Training to Be Plastic Surgeons, but Racial/Ethnic Representation Still Lags Behind

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Released:
28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708606

Chicago Parents Identify Top 10 Social Issues for Youth in the City

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.

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25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708155

UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is shedding light on long-overlooked contributions black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort. Crystal Shurley, an archivist at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies who completed her Master of Arts in public history in December 2018, wrote her thesis on the history of the Arkansas Colored Auxiliary Council, an early archivist group that was active during World War I and has remained a relatively undocumented part of Arkansas history.

Released:
15-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST

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Article ID: 707820

Neurologists Speak Out About Gender Disparity at Global Stroke Gathering

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest advances in clinical care, science, and education. Joining those presentations for the first time was a rather provocative topic – gender disparities among the very presenters themselves.

Released:
8-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST

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    5-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707527

Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Shut Out: The Plight of Women in Music

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The annual report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reveals that little has changed for women in music and explores why that might be the case.

Released:
5-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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