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2014-08-21 23:02:03

More than 300 attended the 112th National Medical Association's Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health Institute, celebrating its 10th anniversary and a national voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored three outstanding leaders in health disparities during the 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Distinguished honorees included: John Ruffin,...

2014-03-27 23:31:46

BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions host awards dinner to honor the nation’s leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 BlackDoctor.org, the leading online health resource for African Americans, will honor 20 black healthcare professionals at its inaugural "BlackDoctor.org Top Blacks in Healthcare" awards banquet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr....

2014-02-17 23:24:20

BlackDoctor.org partners with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions to honor the nation's leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 As the leading provider of culturally-relevant health news and resources for African Americans, BlackDoctor.org seeks to educate and celebrate the black community. In partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, BlackDoctor.org salutes 42 black healthcare professionals...

2012-07-18 01:15:28

Analysis of interventions in 5 diseases offers guidelines to help close the gap Major disparities exist along racial and ethnic lines in the United States for various medical conditions, but guidance is scarce about how to reduce these gaps. Now, a new "roadmap" has been unveiled to give organizations expert guidance on how to improve health equity in their own patient populations. Finding Answers, a national program based at the University of Chicago and funded by the Robert Wood...

2012-06-27 22:32:19

The racial and ethnic composition of a community is associated with the obesity risk of individuals living within the community, according to a study led by researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, published in the June 14 edition of the American Journal of Public Health, may help explain disparities in obesity rates among racial groups and point to some of the environmental factors that may...

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...

2012-02-01 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...

2011-12-15 12:58:41

A study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review has brought new understanding as to why death rates for less educated middle aged adults are much higher than for their more educated peers despite increased awareness and treatments aimed at reducing health disparities. For decades, data has shown that middle aged adults with low education levels–that is high school or less–are twice as likely to die as those with higher education levels. Professor Richard...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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