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Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study January 19, 2017

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes December 29, 2016

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

Amputations Due to Poor Blood Flow More Likely in Certain Groups November 18, 2016

Black and poor patients with peripheral artery disease fare worse than others, study finds

Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated November 18, 2016

Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study November 11, 2016

Lack of support programs to help them stay safe is a significant issue, allergists say

Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report November 02, 2016

But cost-effective treatments could improve access to care, researchers say

Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare October 28, 2016

News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study October 28, 2016

Doctors need to focus on more than clinical symptoms, researchers recommend

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers October 10, 2016

Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors October 07, 2016

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation September 29, 2016

Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt September 26, 2016

Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds

Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug September 14, 2016

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help September 09, 2016

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids August 23, 2016

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds August 22, 2016

But HealthDay/Harris Poll finds support for either candidate in this area is far from overwhelming

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care August 08, 2016

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital August 04, 2016

Problem is acute in small, rural areas of Oregon, researchers find

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study July 18, 2016

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report July 15, 2016

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries June 24, 2016

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen June 22, 2016

Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics June 17, 2016

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat June 08, 2016

They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden June 08, 2016

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return June 07, 2016

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care May 13, 2016

They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

U.S. Health Report Card Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist April 27, 2016

But infant death rates, numbers of uninsured are improving, government analysis reveals

Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care April 27, 2016

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study April 15, 2016

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study April 11, 2016

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

Poverty Linked to Asthma, Allergy Treatment Failure March 07, 2016

Patients from low-income households more likely to have worse outcomes, studies show

Talk to Your Doctor About Ways to Trim Health Care Costs February 19, 2016

Quick conversation can reap big savings, study finds

Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol February 11, 2016

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured February 11, 2016

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study February 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias January 14, 2016

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care

High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study January 14, 2016

Insurance costs keep patients from seeking X-ray, CT or MRI scans, researchers report

Obamacare Enrollment Initiative Targets Latinos January 11, 2016

Consumers can still sign up for health-care coverage through Jan. 31

Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss December 03, 2015

Dental care often overlooked, leading to worse overall health, study suggests

Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain November 30, 2015

ER waits are also longer than for whites, study finds

Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study November 30, 2015

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study November 24, 2015

But another study shows treating all infections would save more than $3 billion in long run

Wealthy Transplant Recipients May Have an Edge: Study November 09, 2015

They registered at multiple centers, had higher transplant rates, researchers report

Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study November 06, 2015

Difference is now less than four years, down from six in 1999

Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites October 29, 2015

In years past, rate for whites exceeded that of blacks, but that gap is gone, American Cancer Society says

Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends October 22, 2015

Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs

Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study October 13, 2015

Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments