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2019 Mid-Winter Conference African American Health Disparities Panel Photos



2019 Mid-Winter Conference African American Health Disparities Panel Photos. 2019 Mid-Winter Conference, 2019 NNPA Mid Winter Conference …
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Black-white cancer disparities narrow sharply amid progress against common malignancies



Longtime cancer disparities between African Americans and whites — with blacks having a sharply higher mortality rate — have narrowed significantly …
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African American Health Disparities | WKNO FM


In America, everyone should have the right to good health.  Sadly, that is not the case for many Americans of color.

Studies show that there are persistent health care disparities among African Americans, compared to whites. Study after study proves that African Americans die at a younger age, with more serious complications of their illness, than their white counterparts.

The infant mortality rate for blacks is more than twice that of whites. African Americans receive fewer cardiac catheterizations, fewer angioplasties, fewer bypass surgeries, fewer kidney transplants, fewer lung cancer surgeries. African Americans and Hispanic Americans with long bone fractures are significantly less likely to receive pain medication than whites. African Americans receive more hysterectomies and…

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Higher risk of sudden cardiac death among African Americans may be associated with income, education disparities


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African Americans—especially African American women—have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“We wanted to explain the risk of sudden cardiac death and identify factors that could explain the differences,” said Eliseo Guallar, M.D., Ph.D., the lead author of the study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We found that overall, African…

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Collierville Schools cited for racial disparities for African American students with disabilities



COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) – Collierville Schools is responding after being cited by the state over disciplinary records for African American students.
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Collierville Schools under scrutiny for racial disparities in discipline practices



The suburban Shelby County district disciplines African-American students and students with disabilities at a "significantly disproportionate" rate, …
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