Category: Health News Round-Up

Health Disparities Round-Up – September 18, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Latina.com: Wow! Study Reveals Black Children Are Less Likely to Receive Pain Meds in the ER – “A distrubing study reveals that race may be in a factor in the treatment of children with appendicitis, a painful condition which requires surgery. According to findings published in the Journal of American Medical Association’s JAMA Pediatrics, black children and teens with appendicitis were far less likely to receive pain medication, specifically opioids, than white children during treatment.” >> Read more

Health Disparities Round-Up – September 11, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Journalist’s Resource: Health disparities: Race and asthma – “In the United States, racial minorities tend to experience poorer health compared to their white counterparts. For example, the death rate for all cancers is 30% higher for African Americans than it is for whites, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hispanics are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from diabetes. The prevalence of asthma also differs by race. Studies consistently demonstrate that asthma…

Health Disparities Round-Up – August 28, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week.   NPR Shots: Texting Helps Diabetes Patients Fine-Tune Insulin Dosing – “For people with chronic conditions, mobile technology can provide crucial support and lower costs. Doctors have used mobile messaging to prompt hypertensive patients to measure their blood pressure and to remind HIV-positive people to return for regular lab testing. For people tracking their overall health, Apple’s new HealthKit makes it easier for different health and fitness apps to exchange data.”