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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.
American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials

American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials

Lower rates of Medicare preventive care visits found in racial, ethnic minority older adults

Lower rates of Medicare preventive care visits found in racial, ethnic minority older adults

Penn study suggests method to measure and operationalize inclusion in heath care organizations

Penn study suggests method to measure and operationalize inclusion in heath care organizations

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be higher than previously thought

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be higher than previously thought

Study: Women's brains more vulnerable than men's to injury from soccer heading

Study: Women's brains more vulnerable than men's to injury from soccer heading

Promoting health equity by understanding cancer risk and outcomes

Promoting health equity by understanding cancer risk and outcomes

Male couples experience as much domestic violence as heterosexual couples

Male couples experience as much domestic violence as heterosexual couples

GW introduces new summer program to advance cancer research

GW introduces new summer program to advance cancer research

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

$1.9 million grant aims to enhance behavioral health services in community-based settings

$1.9 million grant aims to enhance behavioral health services in community-based settings

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study

Adolescents who consume high-saturated fat diet may have harder time coping with stress as adults

Adolescents who consume high-saturated fat diet may have harder time coping with stress as adults

Researcher points out need for examining systemic racism related to health

Researcher points out need for examining systemic racism related to health

HIV diagnoses continue to increase among African-Americans

HIV diagnoses continue to increase among African-Americans

Study sheds light on how medical providers use SO/GI data to treat patients

Study sheds light on how medical providers use SO/GI data to treat patients

Low-sodium cooking materials can reduce salt levels in Chinese take-out meals

Low-sodium cooking materials can reduce salt levels in Chinese take-out meals

Latinos and African Americans more likely to experience serious depression than Whites

Latinos and African Americans more likely to experience serious depression than Whites

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

Study finds fewer than 5% of low-income, urban mothers use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy

Study: Many gay and bisexual teenage boys use adult hookup apps to connect with friends, partners

Study: Many gay and bisexual teenage boys use adult hookup apps to connect with friends, partners

Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers

Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers