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Study Finds Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD

Finding points to possible disparities in care. Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperac continue reading »

Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests. Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be continue reading »

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

A Time to Advance Health Equity - April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health continue reading »

Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Some symptoms aren't as obvious as hives, puffy eyes or rash, researchers say. It is vital that food allergies be recognized, diagnosed and treated, but some ch continue reading »

Guillermo Chacón Appointed to New York State Minority Health Council

The New York State Senate Health Committee approved the Governor’s nomination of Guillermo Chacón, to the New York State Minority Health Council. The Council was created in 1992, continue reading »

Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks

A new study hints at one reason that black Americans are at a higher risk of death from heart disease than whites: Blacks appear to have higher levels of a certain type of plaque that builds up in arteries and is not detected in standard screening. continue reading »

Study: Minorities Believe Bottled Water is Safer, Buy More

Poor minority parents are spending a sizeable chunk of their income on bottled water based on unfounded beliefs that it's safer, researchers say. A poll of 632 parents visiting an emergency departm continue reading »

New Mammogram Guildlines May Put Minorities and Younger Women At Risk

Changes in the U.S.’s guidelines for mammography breast cancer screening has many worried that younger women and minorities may now be at risk, say two studies. continue reading »

New Mammogram Guildlines May Put Minorities and Younger Women At Risk

Changes in the U.S.’s guidelines for mammography breast cancer screening has many worried that younger women and minorities may now be at risk, say two studies. continue reading »

‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says. Children who have a "medical home" -- that is, a pediatrician or nurse they see regularly who offers comprehensive care continue reading »

U.S. Study Finds Hispanics Have Lowest Rate of Lung Cancer

Whites and blacks in the United States are much more likely to develop lung cancer than other racial/ethnic groups, a new federal study finds with Hispanics having the lowest rate of the disease. continue reading »