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2012-06-04 06:27:01

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health data innovation takes center stage at the second Washington, D.C., Health Data & Innovation Week, taking place June 2-7. More than 2,000 health innovators, physicians, nurses, consumers and patients from across the District and the United States are joining with federal agencies and top health technology and innovation leaders for a week of hands-on events and dialogue about how best to use health data and the technology to...

2012-06-01 23:01:03

National Success of the Black "Barbershop" Health Outreach Program sets the stage to address African American Women's health issues in the "Beautyshop". Inglewood, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The Black Beautyshop Health Outreach Program announced today that it will launch its 2012-2013 wellness campaign on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11AM at Dior's Nail and Beauty Bar located at 1300 Centinela Ave., Inglewood, California. Our motto is "We want you to look as good on the inside as you do on the...

2012-05-17 06:25:16

BOSTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Satcher, M.D., PhD is the 16th Surgeon General of the United States who was appointed by President William J. Clinton in 1998-2002, while serving simultaneously as the Secretary for Health. Dr. Satcher will be the commencement speaker for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) on Sunday, June 3 at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA. Dr. Satcher was the first Surgeon General to author several critically...

2012-05-08 20:55:55

White and affluent women did better than African American and poor women Poor women and African Americans with ovarian cancer are less likely to receive the highest standards of care, leading to worse outcomes than among white and affluent patients, according to a study of 50,000 women presented by UC Irvine´s Dr. Robert Bristow at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology´s annual meeting March 27. “Not all women are benefiting equally from improvements in ovarian cancer...

2012-04-29 19:54:48

Black youths less likely to get medication for abdominal pain than white patients Black children are less likely than white children to receive medication for abdominal pain in the emergency department (ED) even when they report severe pain, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "The emergency department serves as our nation's health care safety net, where all children can receive care regardless of...

2012-04-27 21:38:16

Monitoring health inequalities will become almost impossible The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have "severe implications" for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England, warn experts today. In a paper published on bmj.com, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor Alison Macfarlane and Sylvia Godden argue that the new legislation will make it "extremely difficult" to monitor health inequalities and access to care locally or nationally. The...

2012-04-25 06:24:09

Senator Daniel Akaka, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Honored WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) in collaboration and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the CBC Health Braintrust, convened elite opinion leaders, Members of Congress and senior industry representatives to discuss challenges and solutions to healthcare disparities -- the poor quality of health of minority populations compared with the...

2012-04-25 06:24:05

Where Are All the Hispanic Doctors? WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius will address health care reform and tackle a first-of-its-kind action plan to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care, a longstanding mission of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), when she speaks April 27 before Hispanic physicians during their national conference in Washington. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius will give the...

2012-04-20 10:22:05

Focus Includes Childhood Obesity, Teen Health and Clinical Trial Networks WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Summit on Health Disparities is hosted by the National Minority Quality Forum (www.nmqf.org) in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Braintrust. Members of Congress, government healthcare experts, elite opinion leaders and senior industry representatives will discuss challenges and solutions to healthcare...

2012-04-20 06:23:56

Underscores importance of Affordable Care Act efforts to improve health care quality and access ROCKVILLE, Md., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest National Healthcare Disparities Report released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shows that access to health care was not improving for most racial and ethnic groups in the years 2002 through 2008 leading up to enactment of the Affordable Care Act. The data contained in the National...