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Bridging the gap for heart health disparities

FoxNews.com Heart disease is the leading cause of death in all women across the United States. But, for certain groups – risk factors and rates of disease are higher than others – and according to one doctor, awareness and health education may be lacking in some areas. Dr. Nakela Cook, a cardiologist and chief of …

New roadmap provides expert guidance on how to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities

Major disparities exist along racial and ethnic lines in the United States for various medical conditions but guidance is scarce about how to reduce these gaps. Now, a new “roadmap” has been unveiled to give organizations expert guidance on how to improve health equity in their own patient populations. Click here for full article http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120718/New-roadmap-provides-expert-guidance-on-how-to-reduce-racial-and-ethnic-health-disparities.aspx

How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies

Trial in the federal class action lawsuit on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al, begins on March 18. At stake is whether the controversial tactic is a racial profiling practice, which violates civil and constitutional rights. Filed by four plaintiffs who were stopped and frisked, the suit represents …

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