Health disparities

Westley Sholes, 78, a retired health care manager poses for a picture at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Results from his first prostate cancer scan were suspicious and the second done three months later detected early cancer. That was 20 years ago; Sholes had surgery and is doing well. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 01, 2018 - 5:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease. Blacks are more likely to get prostate cancer and to die from it than whites, but the new research suggests getting access to...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:43 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Padmashree Rida, Georgia State University and Ritu Aneja, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) White women in the U.S. are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than...
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January 25, 2018 - 6:39 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Chelsey Kivland, Dartmouth College and Anne Sosin, Dartmouth College (THE CONVERSATION) Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
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Pope Francis greets an unidentified man during a surprise visit to a small facility near St. Peter's Square where doctors on a volunteer basis give poor people medical exams, at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2017. Francis on Thursday decried that, increasingly, only the privileged can afford sophisticated medical treatments and urged lawmakers to ensure that health care laws protect the “common good.” (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 12:02 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged lawmakers to ensure that health care laws protect the "common good," decrying the fact that in many places only the privileged can afford sophisticated medical treatments. The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating...
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August 24, 2017 - 3:28 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday. The report shows the 13-state region lags the...
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August 24, 2017 - 3:22 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — According to a new study, the 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with the health gains of the rest of the country, falling behind in nearly every major public health indicator. The report released Thursday shows the 13-state...
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August 07, 2017 - 9:59 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of "a nation's health and well-being." The...
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June 19, 2017 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Greg Hall, Case Western Reserve University (THE CONVERSATION) With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be...
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