Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: obesity health-disparities health-care-costs
With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus school exercise pandemic health-disparities childrens-health physical-education
How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus big-data pandemic mississippi health-disparities demographics population-data
How California’s COVID-19 surge widens health inequalities for Black, Latino and low-income residents
California’s COVID-19 disparities are sobering. Everyone is at risk, but low-income, Black and Latino residents are dying at higher rates.
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic health-disparities california ethnicity state
A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-disparities hospitals new-york-city icu bioethics brooklyn
COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African-Americans and whites.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 health-disparities implicit-bias racism doctors african-americans nurses african-american-health
Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus inflammation immune-system pandemic health-disparities racism african-americans
While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
June 3, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 health-disparities medical-education coronavirus-2020 social-justice health-gaps health-equity
Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.
June 1, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-disparities native-americans coronavirus-2020 environmental-justice environmental-health oil-and-gas salmon north-dakota-access-pipeline alaska-natives border-wall
George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day
Police killings of black men gain widespread attention, but black men's life-and-death issues are ignored on a daily basis, a physician who studies health gaps explains.
June 1, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health-disparities police-shootings health-gaps structural-racism black-mens-health police-shootings-of-black-men ahmaud-arbery george-floyd
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