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Health News Roundup – Friday, July 29, 2011

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health news and reports from this past week.

BET: African-Americans Are No Strangers to Health Disparities – “Gone are the days of debating whether or not health disparities among people of color in this country are fact or fiction.” >> Read More

iHealthBeat: Report: Telehealth Could Ease Health Disparities in Rural U.S. – “Americans living in rural areas are less likely to have access to quality health care than people living in urban areas, but telehealth technology could help address the disparity, according to a report by the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, Reuters reports.” >> Read More

Daily Democrat: Blacks less likely to survive advanced breast cancer – “UC Davis researchers in Sacramento have discovered that blacks are more likely than patients from other racial and ethnic groups to die from advanced breast cancer and that the disparity cannot be explained by the fact that blacks are less likely to receive radiation therapy, a standard treatment for advanced disease.” >> Read More

ScienceDaily: New Data-Based Strategies and Treatment Models Can Improve Diabetes Care for Older African-Americans – “Better data are needed to evaluate access to care by minority groups at increased risk for diabetes, such as older African Americans, and to assess the benefits of new community-based treatment strategies, including greater use of health information technology and access to multilevel diabetes education teams, according to a report in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.” >> Read More

MedPage Today: Barriers High in Mental Health Care – “For mental health care, how bad are things, really? That was the question posed by a group of physicians in Boston who had found difficulties in providing psychiatric referrals for their patients.” >> Read More

MSNBC: School soda ban has greatest effect on black students – “State policies designed to eliminate junk food from school concession stands may be reducing disparities in soda consumption among teens of different racial and ethnic groups, a new study suggests.” >> Read More

HealthDay: U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills – “Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to mounting evidence.” >> Read More

SparkAction: Who Are America’s Poor Children?: Examining Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity – “Among poor children in America, race and ethnicity are significant indicators for outcomes regarding a host of health-related issues, including birth weight, exposure to lead, and access to adequate food and medical care.” >> Read More

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About Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez is a Program Director at the Society for New Communications Research and has worked 7+ years in the digital communications field. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: Imagine group, where she where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.

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