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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.
Experts at AGS-NIA U13 conference provide insights on bone and soft-tissue disorders

Experts at AGS-NIA U13 conference provide insights on bone and soft-tissue disorders

New study aims to understand surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer's

New study aims to understand surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer's

Expansion of HIV treatment eligibility leads to large increase in ART initiation among youth

Expansion of HIV treatment eligibility leads to large increase in ART initiation among youth

Discovery could offer insight into different risk of diseases in African Americans

Discovery could offer insight into different risk of diseases in African Americans

Deportation worries appear to double the risk of developing high blood pressure

Deportation worries appear to double the risk of developing high blood pressure

TB must also be reduced to achieve the goal of ending AIDS epidemic by 2030

TB must also be reduced to achieve the goal of ending AIDS epidemic by 2030

New study aims to improve health equity in New Jersey

New study aims to improve health equity in New Jersey

Women from Appalachia less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery

Women from Appalachia less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery

Asian/Pacific Islanders living in ethnic enclaves less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications

Asian/Pacific Islanders living in ethnic enclaves less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications

Counties experiencing most economic distress have highest heart disease mortality rates

Counties experiencing most economic distress have highest heart disease mortality rates

Older Mexican Americans experiencing pain more likely to become frail, study shows

Older Mexican Americans experiencing pain more likely to become frail, study shows

MSU professor explores if opioid treatment is available to those who need it most

MSU professor explores if opioid treatment is available to those who need it most

Only fewer American Indians die from heart-disease-related events, study shows

Only fewer American Indians die from heart-disease-related events, study shows

Community engagement plays key role in addressing Asian health disparities

Community engagement plays key role in addressing Asian health disparities

APHA adopts 14 new public health policy statements at 2019 Annual Meeting

APHA adopts 14 new public health policy statements at 2019 Annual Meeting

Study offers better understanding of smoking among urban emergency department patients

Study offers better understanding of smoking among urban emergency department patients

Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality, hospitalizations

Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality, hospitalizations

Simple blood test can better identify patients at risk of relapse for B-cell lymphoma

Simple blood test can better identify patients at risk of relapse for B-cell lymphoma

UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population

UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population

High levels of chronic stress associated with hypertension in African Americans

High levels of chronic stress associated with hypertension in African Americans