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Company Pulls Racist Skin Care Ad
August 19, 2011
Skin care company Nivea has apologized for an advertisement they placed in Esquire that featured a clean cut Black male throwing a mask of a face with an Afro and beard with the title “Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself.” The ad for Nivea for Men appeared in the September issue of Esquire magazine. Reactions came ...
Patient Navigators Help Reduce Cancer Care Disparities
August 17, 2011
Past research shows that minorities suffer higher rates of advanced cancer and deaths from all types of cancer compared to whites. Health Behavior News Service reports in an article in the August issue of Cancer, the role of “patient navigator” is emerging as a tool to address these disparities. ...
Conference Focuses On Minorities In Foster Care
August 05, 2011
Child welfare advocates and experts gathered at Brown University for a forum focusing on racial disparities in the country's foster care and juvenile justice systems. The focus of the conference was why minority children are more likely to removed from their homes by child welfare officials than white children. ...
Policy Change Aims To Lessen Health Care Disparities
August 04, 2011
To help address serious racial and economic disparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the United States, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a policy statement that outlines specific provisions of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the potential to reduce these disparities. ASCO’s statement makes recommendations to ensure that such provisions ...
Dermatologists Stress Early Skin Care For People Of Color
August 04, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2050, more than half the U.S. population will have skin of color. Recognizing this trend, dermatologists are educating the public about the different ways that common skin conditions appear in various skin tones. For people of color particularly, dermatologists are stressing the ...
Webinar Addresses Cultural Obstacles In Hospice Care
July 15, 2011
The Hospice Foundation of America, a non-profit end of life care organization, has developed "Addressing Cultural Diversity in Hospice Care," a free online webinar that looks at how, and why, different cultures may, or may not, utilize hospice. The online tutorial aims to prepare and equip hospice organizations ...
Neurologists Address Disparities In Stroke Care
July 14, 2011
Significant disparities in stroke treatment and prevention exist for racial and ethnic minorities, writes Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores for Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Dr. Cruz-Flores adds, "Awareness, education and prevention are the keys to closing this health care gap." Cruz-Flores, ...
Study: Stereotypes Can Affect Doctor Care Of Parkinson's Patients
July 06, 2011
Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a newly published study from researchers at Tufts University, Brandeis University and the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. ...
Black Heart Attack Victims Wait Longer For Specialized Care
June 21, 2011
Black patients having a heart attack wait longer at hospitals than white patients to get advanced procedures that will restore blood flow to their hearts, according to a University of Michigan Health System study. The differences in care may be explained by hospital quality, rather than the race of individual patients. ...
How Minority-Owned Small Businesses Benefit From Health Care Reform
June 08, 2011
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act will make a real difference to the competitiveness of minority-owned small businesses. ...
Health Care Quality Gaps And Disparities Persist Nationwide
June 01, 2011
Among minority and low-income Americans, the level of health care quality and access to services remained unfavorable. ...
Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Stroke Care
May 27, 2011
The panel said there also are disparities between whites and minorities in the knowledge of risk factors, awareness of stroke signs and symptoms. ...
Best Way To Save Medicare, Offer It To Everyone
May 23, 2011
Proposals to privatize Medicare have been met with such fierce opposition, because it was revealed that privatization meant much higher out-of-pocket costs for seniors. ...
Healthcare Reform Will Insure 27M Women
May 12, 2011
"This report shows how rapidly rising healthcare costs and lagging incomes are leaving increasing numbers of women unable to afford health insurance and healthcare." ...
Hospice Care Linked To Local Area's Household Income
May 10, 2011
The building of community hospices is often funded through charity and this is one possible explanation for the disparities seen in the study. ...
Racial Disparities Still Exist In Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Increased Medicare Coverage
April 28, 2011
Blacks and Hispanics less likely than whites to receive screening. Disparities persisted after increased colorectal screening coverage. ...
Will Minorities Be Left Out Of Health-Care Law Provision?
April 27, 2011
Wealthy hospitals and practices may “cherry-pick” similar, wealthy institutions and avoid poor and minority-heavy patient populations in order to lower costs. ...
Blacks More Willing to Exhaust Financial Resources for More Cancer Care
April 26, 2011
People in minority groups, especially black Americans, are more willing than their white counterparts to exhaust their personal financial resources to prolong life. ...
Poll: Most Don't Perceive Disparities In Hospital Care
April 12, 2011
A majority of the public thinks that African Americans get the same (60%) or better quality of care (2%) as Whites do when they are hospitalized. ...
Blacks Have Vested Interest In Budget Cuts To Health Care
April 07, 2011
One in four black Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 get their health insurance from the government. ...
Gays Fear Elder Abuse In Longterm Care Facilities
April 05, 2011
"Our hope is that this report provokes thought, raises critical questions, and compels future systematic research." ...
Senators Voice Opposition To Women's Health Care Cuts
April 04, 2011
The letter also expresses the Senators’ opposition to the provision in the House-passed Continuing Resolution that cuts Planned Parenthood health centers off. ...
Health Care Reform Moves Indian Country Forward
March 31, 2011
"Healthy tribal communities are vital to healthy tribal economies, and health care reform advances our efforts in that area." ...
Top Black Execs Offer NC Students Career Advice
March 28, 2011
Minority Groups Mark 1st Yr Of Affordable Care Act
March 24, 2011
Culture, Stigma Affect Latino Mental Health Care
March 23, 2011
Dems Celebrate Anniv. Of Affordable Care Act
March 22, 2011
More Korean Kids Ending Up In Foster Care
March 10, 2011
According to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Los Angeles, the number of Korean children in foster homes has risen steadily in recent years ...
Encouraging Minorities Into Library Careers
March 09, 2011
Minorities Urged To Pursue Legislative Careers
March 09, 2011
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