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Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study August 24, 2015

Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study August 03, 2015

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options July 27, 2015

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers July 13, 2015

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report June 29, 2015

Institute of Medicine experts say patient-focused system could help

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease May 27, 2015

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss May 22, 2015

Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds April 28, 2015

Medication helps reduce painful episodes

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending April 14, 2015

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care March 19, 2015

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study February 26, 2015

Health reform, recovering economy may be easing families' financial problems, experts say

Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends February 25, 2015

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services

Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds February 17, 2015

Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer January 26, 2015

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds December 11, 2014

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health December 10, 2014

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise December 09, 2014

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines October 29, 2014

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey October 22, 2014

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals September 05, 2014

Improved outcomes seen in medical centers with 500 or more cases a year, study finds

2.6 Million 'Inconsistencies' in Federal Insurance Applications July 01, 2014

Government findings on Obamacare signups don't necessarily mean fraud, reports say

More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch June 02, 2014

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

Number of Cancer Survivors Will Reach 19 Million in Next Decade: Report June 02, 2014

Meeting their medical needs will become even more important in coming years, researcher says

Deaths Rates Fell in Massachusetts After Health-Care Reform May 05, 2014

Study raises possibility that 'Obamacare' may extend lives, too

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study April 15, 2014

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race April 15, 2014

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study April 14, 2014

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC March 27, 2014

Counseling and medication services aren't all included, and barriers to access exist, study shows

Many Don't Understand Obamacare or Health Insurance, Survey Finds March 24, 2014

'Navigators' can help walk people through enrollment process, experts say

Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds March 21, 2014

More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors March 11, 2014

Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

Health Reform May Help Those Who Spent Time in Jail March 04, 2014

Untreated mental illness, substance-abuse problems raise risk for repeat arrests, research suggests

Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults February 27, 2014

Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients February 24, 2014

Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says February 14, 2014

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care February 13, 2014

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds February 12, 2014

Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

When Times Are Tough, People Cut Down on Doctor Visits February 05, 2014

Participants in five countries said reduced income decreased their health care use, survey found

Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study February 04, 2014

By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report January 31, 2014

5 states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion or insurance reform

New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers January 22, 2014

Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds January 18, 2014

Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

More Prisons Helping Inmates Enroll in Medicaid at Release: Survey January 17, 2014

With expanded program eligibility, fresh start could include better health care

Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality January 08, 2014

Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report January 07, 2014

Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC January 06, 2014

A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

Greater Health Spending Helps Men More Than Women, Study Finds January 03, 2014

And in terms of efficiency, U.S. ranks 22 out of 27 countries

Substance-Abuse Treatment Often Tough to Find for Medicaid Patients December 26, 2013

Study found wider access gaps in South and Midwest, and among blacks