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Most Ethnic Groups in U.S. Suffer High Rates of Obesity, Study Finds by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:12pm Note from Connie: 60% to 80% of white, African-American, and Hispanic American participants in a major study were found to be overweight and 30% to 50% of subjects in those ethnic groups were obese, according to research in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) investigated the impact obesity has ... Read on »
PAHs from the Inside Out: Birth Outcomes Vary among Ethnic Groups in NYC by Environmental Health Posted Wed 30 Apr 2008 9:00pm PAHs from the Inside Out: Birth Outcomes Vary among Ethnic Groups in NYC Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Does the warning about belly fat and heart attack risk apply to all ethnic groups? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm Yes; a study reported in the November 5, 2005 issue of Lancet covered people from 52 countries and confirmed that storing fat primarily in your belly markedly increases chances of suffering a heart attack in all groups. Some regions and ethnic groups appear to be more disposed to this pattern of fat distribution and their heart attack rate is c ... Read on »
“Rendez-vous en Terre Inconnue,” French reality TV show discovers the beauty and simplicity of Lo Lo ethnic group in by EyeDrD Posted Sat 21 Jan 2012 5:17pm French football player Frederic Michalak and a local young boy. Frederic Michalak has been known in his country as a model, music producer and mostly a professional football player. He became a guest on the French reality show “Rendez-vous en terre inconnue” ... Read on »
Autism and ethnic minorities: possible referral bias? by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am A review of: Begeer, S., Bouk, S.E., Boussaid, W., Terwogt, M.M., Koot, H.M. (2008). Underdiagnosis and Referral Bias of Autism in Ethnic Minorities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0611-5 The issue of under- or over-representation of a disorder within specific ethnic groups is a complicated one. There a ... Read on »
Suicide in Racial and Ethnic Minorities by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 6:54am A review of the book, Suicide among racial and ethnic minority groups by Frederick T. L. Leong and Mark M. Leach was published in a recent issue of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. This book addresses the question of why some human beings kill themselves and what specific factors should be considered to prevent suic ... Read on »
BREAKING: New GAO Report on Racial/Ethnic Overrepresentation in Special Education by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted Fri 29 Mar 2013 3:33pm Government Accountability Office (Photo credit: dcdan ) In breaking news, the Government Accountability Office has issued a report critical of the definitions states are allowed to use in determining whether racial or ethnic groups are overrepresented in special e ... Read on »
ACOs and Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A Role for Community Stakeholders? Part One by Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:49am A recent commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that accountable care organization (ACO) formation may unintentionally exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.  As has been discussed in several posts on this blog (such as here , here , here , and here ), CMS’s pro ... Read on »
More Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ethnicity by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 5:48pm I did some more research on the connection between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ethnic background. One interesting study conducted by the University of Texas examined the information of 777 rheumatoid arthritis patients. This included 432 Hispanic, 272 non-Hispanic whites (NHW), 53 African American and 20 Asian. Of these, 498 were women. T ... Read on »
HHS announces refined survey standards to examine and help eliminate differences in care based on race, ethnicity, sex, primary by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 31 Oct 2011 1:01am The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released final standards to more consistently measure race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status, thereby improving the ability to highlight disparities in health status and target interventions to reduce these disparities. “It is ... Read on »