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Health Disparities News Roundup – Friday, November 25, 2011

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

American Medical News: Costs prompting sicker patients to avoid medical care – “After several surveys found individuals putting off health care because of cost, a recent report says such expense-related reluctance extends to a large number of patients likely to require medical services.” >> Read More Using Mobile Phones to Help Families Access Vital Medicaid Coverage – “Recent data shows that people of color and low-income populations are adopting mobile technology at a rapid pace and are increasingly using mobile tools to access the Internet. These tools enable new ways of interacting with the government and enrolling in public services” >> Read More

New York Times: Patterns: Heart Study Suggests Place Matters – “Place matters in questions of health,” she added, “and we’re trying to understand what some states might be doing differently from other states that might affect heart disease risk.

PsychCentral: Victims of Racism May Cause Symptoms Similar to Trauma – “For black American adults, perceived racism may cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma and could lead to some physical health disparities between blacks and other populations in the United States, according to a new study.” >> Read More

A Children’s Health Policy Blog Say Ahhh!: Expanding Access to Care for Young Adults Through the Right Outreach and Enrollment Strategies  – “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) marked a historic expansion of access to health care for many people, and the federal and state exchanges will be a large part of that reform.  Ideally, low- and middle-income consumers will buy insurance with subsidies through online health benefit exchanges, where they can compare the price, quality, and benefits of competing plans.  Millions of those consumers will be young adults.” >> Read More

MamaLady: Black and White: Race and the Co-Sleeping Wars – “Because the actual benefits of breastfeeding and co-sleeping are being unearthed and made known. The statistics about co-sleeping deaths versus crib-sleeping SIDS deaths are being made known also. Mothers everywhere are speaking out on television, on blogs, and to other mothers about a wonderful “dirty little secret” called c0-sleeping” >> 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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