Healthcare Disparities

Latino, Black children are twice more likely to endure multiple Covid health, economic hardships

19/01/2021 06:00am | 47 views

By Nicole Acevedo

Latino and Black children are two times more likely to experience three or more economic and health related hardships as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis of Census Household Pulse Survey data released Wednesday.

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Mental Health

COVID 'decimated our staff' as the pandemic ravages health workers of color

19/01/2021 06:00am | 47 views

By Danielle Renwick

Last spring, New Jersey emergency room nurse Maritza Beniquez saw “wave after wave” of sick patients, each wearing a look of fear that grew increasingly familiar as the weeks wore on.

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Lack of Black and Hispanic Patients Could Jeopardize COVID-19 Vaccine

06/10/2020 06:00am | 702 views

Only 10% of the 350,000 people who recently signed up for a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial are Black and Hispanic, according to CNN. This low number of participants is especially concerning given the disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 in these communities.

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Preventive Care

Toxin exposure at work increases heart trouble risk for Hispanic Americans

28/09/2020 06:00am | 787 views

Hispanic American adults exposed to smoke from burning wood, vehicle exhaust, pesticides or metals at work are more likely to have abnormalities of the heart structure function, according to a study published Wednesday by Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Preventive Care

COVID-19 adds urgency to fight against inequities in cancer care

25/09/2020 06:00am | 835 views

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified inequities that historically underrepresented populations have faced for decades in the U.S. health care setting.

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