Latest Health disparities Stories
While examining self-reported data about the lives of 8,700 older people, a Case Western Reserve University sociologist identified an accelerated rate of reported physical limitations by African American women in their mid-50s and 60s.
Genetic differences in prostate cells seem to be a root cause of the prostate cancer disparities between African-American men and white men.
Fewer immigrant women receive mammograms than native-born American women.
The odds of dying appear to increase for patients treated at hospitals with higher proportions of minority trauma patients, although racial disparities may partly explain differences in outcomes between trauma hospitals.
Blacks and Hispanics have fewer cases of acute leukemia compared to whites but they die at a substantially higher rate.
While mammography rates have improved among foreign-born women residing in the United States, these women are still less likely to have undergone breast cancer screening than native-born U.S. women.