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Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday.
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African-Americans are three times as likely as whites to refuse surgical treatment for lung cancer, a new study shows. Surgery is the only effective treatment for certain types of early stage lung cancer, and can often cure the disease, Dr.
Ninety days after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) -- or heart attack -- death rates for African Americans and white patients were found to be significantly higher in hospitals that disproportionately serve African-American patients than in hospitals that serve mainly white patients, according to a major new study led by researchers at Dartmouth Medical School. The researchers suggest that quality of care, more than racial differences per se, determines AMI outcomes.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blacks and Hispanics with diabetes are more likely than whites to require repeat hospitalization for complications related to their condition, according to a new report.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the US population, there is a wide ethnic and racial disparity in the risk of developing advanced-stage colorectal cancer and of dying from the disease, researchers report in the medical journal Cancer.
The United States continues to spend significantly more on health care than any country in the world. In 2002, Americans spent 53 percent per capita more than the next highest country, Switzerland, and 140 percent above the median industrialized country, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hospital costs for the most common kind of heart surgery are more than 80 percent higher in the United States than in Canada because of overheads, labor and other factors, a study said on Monday.
TORONTO (CP) - A report from Cancer Care Ontario will help guide the province in its long-term goal to reduce treatment wait times, but there's still no quick fix, Health Minister George Smitherman said Thursday.
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