April 15, 2014: Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

April 15, 2014: Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

April 14, 2014: Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

March 27, 2014: Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC
Counseling and medication services aren't all included, and barriers to access exist, study shows

March 24, 2014: Many Don't Understand Obamacare or Health Insurance, Survey Finds
'Navigators' can help walk people through enrollment process, experts say

March 21, 2014: Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds
More emphasis must be placed on recruiting minorities for research, investigators say

March 11, 2014: U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

March 04, 2014: Health Reform May Help Those Who Spent Time in Jail
Untreated mental illness, substance-abuse problems raise risk for repeat arrests, research suggests

February 27, 2014: Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults
Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

February 24, 2014: Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients
Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

February 14, 2014: Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

February 13, 2014: Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care
However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

February 12, 2014: Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds
Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

February 05, 2014: When Times Are Tough, People Cut Down on Doctor Visits
Participants in five countries said reduced income decreased their health care use, survey found

February 04, 2014: Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study
By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

January 31, 2014: Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
5 states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion or insurance reform

January 22, 2014: New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers
Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

January 18, 2014: Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds
Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

January 17, 2014: More Prisons Helping Inmates Enroll in Medicaid at Release: Survey
With expanded program eligibility, fresh start could include better health care

January 08, 2014: Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality
Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

January 07, 2014: U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

January 06, 2014: Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

January 03, 2014: Greater Health Spending Helps Men More Than Women, Study Finds
And in terms of efficiency, U.S. ranks 22 out of 27 countries

December 26, 2013: Substance-Abuse Treatment Often Tough to Find for Medicaid Patients
Study found wider access gaps in South and Midwest, and among blacks

December 18, 2013: Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey
10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

December 09, 2013: Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows
Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

December 09, 2013: Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer
But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities

November 21, 2013: Health Disparities Persist in America: Report
CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

November 19, 2013: CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities
Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

November 15, 2013: Racial Differences Seen in Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates
Although dropping for blacks, overall death rates still higher than for whites, study finds

November 12, 2013: Could Low 'Brown Fat' Levels Be Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk?
Small study compared effects of this type of body fat in men

November 11, 2013: 'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative
Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

November 04, 2013: Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years
U.S. study found many victims were young, male, black, uninsured

November 01, 2013: U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report
But, rate still highest among industrialized countries

October 25, 2013: Study Links Americans' Low Fiber Intake to Higher Heart Risk
Research looked at a decade of data from thousands of U.S. adults

October 25, 2013: After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help
Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

October 24, 2013: Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC
However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say

October 22, 2013: Low Vitamin D Tied to Anemia Risk in Kids
Large study also found racial differences in anemia, vitamin levels

October 22, 2013: Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

October 17, 2013: Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success
Decade-long U.S. study of the infertility treatment found more births of healthy, full-term babies

October 02, 2013: Massachusetts Health Law Cut Race Gap for Certain Surgeries: Study
More blacks, Hispanics get less-invasive procedures for appendicitis, gallbladder since state health reform

October 02, 2013: Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study
Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

September 26, 2013: Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women
Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

September 23, 2013: Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients
Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say

September 23, 2013: 'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC
While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

September 19, 2013: Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say
Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

September 16, 2013: Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans
Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

September 13, 2013: Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population
Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says

September 13, 2013: Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer Care
Lower revenue, tighter profit margins may compromise quality, research suggests

September 11, 2013: Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study
Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say