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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

Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report October 08, 2015

Comparison with 12 industrialized nations shows more money spent, but life expectancy is lowest

Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare October 08, 2015

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care October 05, 2015

Findings may be due to differences in health care options, researchers suggest

Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer October 05, 2015

Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care September 28, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report September 16, 2015

Lack of insurance is an obstacle to high-quality care, experts say

Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine September 15, 2015

Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

Most Americans View Access to Health Care as a Moral Issue... September 08, 2015

But many still don't like Obamacare, five years after the law took effect, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

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