American Heart Association

Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S.-born adults are more likely to report having been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and stroke than their immigrant peers, a new federal study shows.

The study’s lead author Dr. Jing Fang, a cardiovascular epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said learning that […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

Why Puerto Ricans smoke more than any other U.S. Hispanic group

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Researchers have known for some time that Hispanic and Latino adults in the United States are overall less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white and black peers. But federal data show that one Hispanic group is more likely to smoke than all […]

Racial disparities narrow in some areas, persist in others

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The gap between whites and minorities in the U.S. is starting to narrow in some key health areas, such as infant deaths and uninsured rates. But for blacks and Hispanics, troubling disparities persist in childhood obesity and high blood pressure, new federal data […]

Healthcare disparities more often affect women and black heart disease patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Women with heart disease are less likely than men to receive optimal care at discharge from U.S. hospitals — a gender disparity that leads to a higher death rate among women with heart disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Health, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Healthcare disparities more often affect women and black heart disease patients

Much done, much still to do 30 years after Heckler Report

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thirty years after a groundbreaking report about health disparities among African-Americans and other minorities, doctors and public health leaders say the nation has much more to do.

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler commissioned The Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |2 Comments

LGBT health disparities the ‘next frontier’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Supreme Court ruled Friday in a 5-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex partners the right to marry. The looming decision has dominated public discussion about rights in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, but advocates say a critical “next frontier” is health disparities.

Despite […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LGBT health disparities the ‘next frontier’

Healthcare system must think outside the box to achieve health equality

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare organizations could achieve greater health equality if they considered unconventional approaches, such as partnering with community groups and businesses, according to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Hospitals should be thinking about creative ways to initiate health care outside its […]

April 24th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Healthcare system must think outside the box to achieve health equality