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2012-02-22 05:00:00

Henry Ford Health System physician Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Henry Ford Health System physician Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Dr. Wisdom...

2012-02-17 17:00:00

In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate cancer disparities among adults in the Philadelphia region, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has established the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate cancer disparities among adults in the Philadelphia region, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has established the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., FACP, a...

2012-02-09 00:06:03

A description of the projects and studies resulting from a research partnership initiated in 2005 between Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, has been published in a recent issue of Health Promotion Practice. The partnership, which included three outreach cancer education projects and two pilot research studies aimed at reducing cancer health disparities in Hispanic populations in both Tampa and Ponce, was funded by the National Cancer...

2012-02-01 15:46:10

Most studies that have examined growing levels of health disparity in the United States have focused on the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” in terms of socioeconomic factors such as education and income. But a new study has found, for the first time, that health disparities have grown dramatically among people in the same socioeconomic groups — often times more than the disparities have grown between groups. For example, researchers found that...

2012-01-12 21:35:49

18 percent of blacks, 4 percent of whites report emotional, physical distress due to discriminatory treatment Racial discrimination may be harmful to your health, according to new research from Rice University sociologists Jenifer Bratter and Bridget Gorman. In the study, "Is Discrimination an Equal Opportunity Risk? Racial Experiences, Socio-economic Status and Health Status Among Black and White Adults," the authors examined data containing measures of social class, race and perceived...

2012-01-11 09:52:06

Findings support "medical home" movement to improve health outcomes Greater access to features of high-quality primary care -- comprehensiveness, patient-centeredness and extended office hours -- is associated with lower mortality, according to a new national UC Davis study. Published in the January-February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, the research is the first to link the availability of three specific attributes of primary care with reduced risk of death. "There are a...

2011-12-21 12:55:01

Community-dwelling African Americans less likely to be diagnosed and treated Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain,  according to Rutgers research published online by the American Journal of Public Health (print, February 2012). In the study “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Depression Care in Community-Dwelling Elderly in the United States,” lead author...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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