Healthcare Disparities

Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, research shows

18/09/2020 06:00am | 30 views

Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by Covid-19.


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Doctors Worry About COVID's Effects on Hispanics

24/08/2020 06:00am | 262 views

By Margarita Martin-Hidalgo Birnbaum

There may be worrisome health trends coming for some U.S. Hispanic adults who get COVID-19.

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Preventive Care

Pregnant Black and Hispanic women more likely to be exposed to coronavirus

19/08/2020 06:00am | 244 views

Penn researchers found the rate of virus exposure among Black and Hispanic pregnant women to be five times higher than among white and Asian women.

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Baylor College of Medicine welcomes a record number of minority medical students

17/08/2020 06:00am | 273 views

Ayleen Hernandez grew up in Houston’s East End neighborhood with Mexican immigrant parents who, to this day, speak only Spanish. When her parents needed to communicate with doctors who spoke only English, she served as their translator.

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Study finds significant variation in trust of health information by Hispanics

07/08/2020 06:00am | 312 views

Reviewed by Emily Henderson

Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial, according to results of a study by SUNY Downstate Assistant Professor Marlene Camacho-Rivera, MS, MPH, ScD. The study is highlighted in the July 2020 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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