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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana

Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Financial stress may increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Study reveals nuances of racial inequalities in breast cancer prevention

Study reveals nuances of racial inequalities in breast cancer prevention

Emergency medical responders confront racial bias

Emergency medical responders confront racial bias

Study finds large disparities in U.S. drinking water guidelines

Study finds large disparities in U.S. drinking water guidelines

Telemedicine may improve patient satisfaction with medical care, study suggests

Telemedicine may improve patient satisfaction with medical care, study suggests

Researchers conduct cohort trial to determine most preferred SOGI collection method

Researchers conduct cohort trial to determine most preferred SOGI collection method

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

Retailers in low-income communities sell most risky alternative tobacco products

Retailers in low-income communities sell most risky alternative tobacco products

Alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes

Alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes

Policy and law key to ensure health equity in precision medicine

Policy and law key to ensure health equity in precision medicine

Project ECHO: A telementoring project launched in Washington, D.C. and Maryland to fight diabetes

Project ECHO: A telementoring project launched in Washington, D.C. and Maryland to fight diabetes

UMN researchers focus on improving dermatologic care for sexual and gender minority patients

UMN researchers focus on improving dermatologic care for sexual and gender minority patients

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

Community choirs for older adults reduce loneliness and increase interest in life

Community choirs for older adults reduce loneliness and increase interest in life

Researchers develop electroencephalography-based test to objectively measure pain

Researchers develop electroencephalography-based test to objectively measure pain

LKSOM and Hunter jointly receive $13.5 million grant from National Cancer Institute

LKSOM and Hunter jointly receive $13.5 million grant from National Cancer Institute

Montana State researchers receive NIH grant to continue research on federally qualified health centers

Montana State researchers receive NIH grant to continue research on federally qualified health centers

Study finds link between Medicaid expansion and lower death rates among dialysis patients

Study finds link between Medicaid expansion and lower death rates among dialysis patients