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Health News Roundup – Friday, September 23, 2011

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

NBC LA: Poor Air Quality: Half of Hispanic Americans At Risk – “A major new report finds that half of Hispanic Americans face serious health risks because they live in areas that frequently violate air quality standards.” >> Read More

VivaCare: 78% of Physicians Report Wanting to Deliver Patient Education Online – “78% of physicians report being interested in being able to direct their patients to online educational resources, according to a new survey of 4,000+ physicians, “Doctors, Patients and Social Media”.” >> Read More

Connecticut Health I-Team: Health Insurers Deny Up To A Third Of State Applicants – “Some Connecticut health insurers deny up to a third of the people who apply for individual coverage, an analysis of federal data shows.” >> Read More

Yale Daily News: Prof explains health disparities –  “Despite the high quality of American health care, the life expectancy of American Indians can be as much as 30 years shorter than the lifespan of an average American.” >> Read More

New York Times: In Cuts to Health Programs, Experts See Difficult Task in Protecting Patients – “President Obama and some members of Congress assert that, in cutting Medicare and Medicaid, they can whack health care providers while protecting beneficiaries. But experts say it is not so simple.” >> Read More

Seattle Pi: As Income Declines, So Does Health – “The number of Americans living below the official poverty line has increased to 46.2 million, according to just released statistics by the Census Bureau. It is a record in the 52 years the bureau has surveyed poverty in the United States.” >> Read More

CMIO: HFSA: HF readmissions continue to reflect racial disparities  – “When it comes to monitoring and reporting readmission rates, patient and community factors are forgotten and measurements center instead on the hospital and its practices.” >> Read More

My Latino Voice: Hispanics Are More Affected by Arthritis – “Studies have shown that Latinos, African-Americans and women are disproportionately affected by arthritis and have more severe pain and limitation. According to the CDC, Hispanics and African Americans are nearly twice as likely as whites to have severe joint pain and work limitations.” >> Read More

Health Canal.com: Understanding aggressive breast cancers could ease racial disparities in death rates – “Now researchers from the Women’s Wellness Program at Duke University have found a similar tendency in premalignant breast cells from high-risk African-American women.” >> Read More

Press Release via EurekAlert!: Depression affected preventive health screening among Latina breast cancer survivors – “Depression, in addition to other barriers, may prevent Latina breast cancer survivors from undergoing preventive health screening for colorectal and ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011.” >> 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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