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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.
Long acting reversible contraceptives placed on same day could cut costs

Long acting reversible contraceptives placed on same day could cut costs

Teens growing up as minorities more likely to experience anxiety and depression

Teens growing up as minorities more likely to experience anxiety and depression

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Racial/ethnic minority students remain underrepresented in medical schools

Racial/ethnic minority students remain underrepresented in medical schools

Study shows large differences in ED and hospital destinations of minority patients

Study shows large differences in ED and hospital destinations of minority patients

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

Rutgers studies find link between poor oral health and cognitive decline, perceived stress

Rutgers studies find link between poor oral health and cognitive decline, perceived stress

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

JAMA review: Clinicians encouraged to consider social determinants screening and referrals

Depressive symptoms linked to increased disabilities, chronic health conditions among aging minorities

Depressive symptoms linked to increased disabilities, chronic health conditions among aging minorities

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers

Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers

Rutgers studies find prevalence of elder abuse in the Chinese American community

Rutgers studies find prevalence of elder abuse in the Chinese American community

Unsatisfied Chinese Americans' expectations lead to increased mortality risks

Unsatisfied Chinese Americans' expectations lead to increased mortality risks

Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers

Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers

Oligodendrocytes play key role in determining individual’s resilience to stress

Oligodendrocytes play key role in determining individual’s resilience to stress

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Air pollution remains a serious problem in low-income black neighborhoods, study shows

Air pollution remains a serious problem in low-income black neighborhoods, study shows

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system

Medical mistrust contributes to delays in African American men using health care system