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(NewsUSA) - Raising awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities, as well as promoting the health care law's focus on preventive services, are two important goals of the Health and Human Services Department. Here's a look at what's being done to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, including increasing access to preventive services and health insurance.
SARASOTA, FL - The Obama Administration has said the ability of the Hispanic community to thrive is vital to our nations future.
(NAPSI)—A 2012 Horowitz Associates study reveals that only 37 percent of Hispanic TV viewers surveyed say mainstream media does a good job of accurately representing ethnic and racial groups, but there’s encouraging news about diversity in television programs and films this Hispanic Heritage Month.
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An all-women jury has been chosen in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who says he shot an unarmed Trayvon Marin in self-defense.
(BPT) - Achieving consistent quality of care regardless of a person’s race or ethnicity remains a critical goal for anyone with a stake in America’s health care system for improving health literacy – the ability to use and understand health information.
(NAPSI)—Here’s an eye-opening fact: With approximately 8.3 percent of the U.S. population affected by diabetes, it’s quickly becoming one of the most serious health issues currently facing both adults and children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds. Nevertheless, many people may not be aware that a comprehensive eye exam can often lead to early detection.
BRADENTON, FL-- Should your child's race or social-economic status determine their performance goals at school? Now, it does.
ATLANTA (AP) — Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades.
Maitland, FL – In a celebration of the rich African-American culture the March of Dimes is raising awareness about the significant disparity in prematurity rates between black infants and those of other races.
American K-12 students got better at mathematics and reading over the past two years, but not by much.
(BPT) - For the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and medication can help them control the condition. But even those who are doing everything right to manage their diabetes may be at higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke – if they fail to also treat their high “bad” cholesterol.
(NAPSI)—Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Millions of Americans are living with the condition, and many more may not know they have it. Over the next several years, the number of people with glaucoma is expected to rise.
(BPT) - More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a progressive loss of kidney function that’s most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Students in the U.S. perform better than the global average, but still lag behind many of their peers in Asia and Europe, an international study found.