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2012-04-18 10:54:12

In a novel study of health disparities in the United States, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified 22 socioeconomic and environmental variables that together are better indicators of early death than are race or geography. The findings upend long-held beliefs that where you live and the color of your skin are the best markers for how long you may live. The innovative analysis shows that when factors related to local social conditions – including...

2012-04-10 12:23:01

The study —conducted at the University of Granada— has also demonstrated that having a high level of education and a job are also protective against diseases. The per capita income and per capita welfare of the region of residence are protective factors against diseases. People with a high socioeconomic level have been demonstrated to have better health than the rest of people. Other protective factors against chronic diseases are having higher education, having a job, and the...

2012-03-15 14:12:00

PRINCETON, N.J., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Hospital Association has developed comprehensive health profiles for each of New Jersey's 21 counties. The profiles serve as valuable planning tools for healthcare organizations to best meet the needs of their local communities. The 2012 County Health Profiles series was developed by NJHA's Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a nonprofit affiliate that supports statewide public health...

2012-03-14 21:24:04

A new research survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU Langone Medical Center shows the Bangladeshi community in New York City experiences numerous barriers to diabetes care because of limited English proficiency and lack of diabetes awareness. The study also found the Bangladeshi community has an interest in participating in community health programs for diabetes prevention and care. "We need to improve diabetes prevention, and disease management...

2012-03-14 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Women® President and National Program Director, Tanya Abreu, is among the select U.S. healthcare leaders invited by the Domestic Policy Council and the Office of National AIDS Policy to the White House on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama, an advocate for women's health and domestic violence awareness, has also been invited and is expected to attend. The speakers and panelists will discuss the intersection...

2012-03-14 09:51:00

African Americans in Georgia, especially in rural areas, have drastically poorer survival rates from cancer. These disparities are much larger when compared to national data, according to the findings from a study recently published in the journal Cancer by a team of researchers in the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Sara Wagner, an assistant research scientist in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Public Health, worked with a team to develop...

2012-03-09 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 340 large, U.S. employers, today honored Cigna and Pitney Bowes Inc., in partnership with UnitedHealthcare, for their ongoing commitment to reducing health care disparities in the workplace and for supporting a diverse workforce. The companies were recognized with "Awards for Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities." The awards were presented at the National Business...

2012-03-05 14:00:00

Watch and Vote for Your Favorite Video that Provides an Innovative Solution to Address Health Disparities in Connecticut Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Health Justice CT, an initiative designed to use social media as the foundation for creating a movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to addressing the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, today announced the top five finalists in the first Health Justice CT Challenge. The Health Justice CT Challenge is an innovative...

2012-03-02 13:08:20

University of Michigan Health System study shows unequal burden among the 116 million adults who suffer chronic pain Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain for young adults, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived.   With the study, the University of Michigan researchers have opened a new frontier in addressing chronic pain in America....

2012-02-28 09:50:33

Study sheds light on why physicians mistakenly believe that poor people sue more often Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute and his team demonstrate that socioeconomically disadvantaged patients, in fact, tend to sue physicians less often. Their work suggests that this myth may exist because of subconscious prejudices or stereotypes that affect thinking...