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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.
Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

Young, Black patients at higher risk of death in the first year after a heart transplant

Study: COVID-19 mortality racial disparities associated with social factors

Study: COVID-19 mortality racial disparities associated with social factors

Survey: More than a third of Americans either unlikely or unsure to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Survey: More than a third of Americans either unlikely or unsure to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Medicaid expansion in New York associated with reduction in severe maternal morbidity

Medicaid expansion in New York associated with reduction in severe maternal morbidity

Medicaid expansion helps detect more numbers of undiagnosed HIV infections

Medicaid expansion helps detect more numbers of undiagnosed HIV infections

Looming eviction crisis may put Californians at increased risk for unmet medical needs

Looming eviction crisis may put Californians at increased risk for unmet medical needs

American Heart Association committed to support more than $230 million to achieve health equity

American Heart Association committed to support more than $230 million to achieve health equity

Genomic test has lower prognostic accuracy in minority patients with breast cancer

Genomic test has lower prognostic accuracy in minority patients with breast cancer

Two out of five U.S. adults missed medical care in the early phase of pandemic

Two out of five U.S. adults missed medical care in the early phase of pandemic

Negative childhood experience connected to relatively unfavorable living situation

Negative childhood experience connected to relatively unfavorable living situation

Analysis reveals rapid surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths in the United States

Analysis reveals rapid surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths in the United States

Religious beliefs modulate protein expression linked to cardiovascular disease in US South Asians

Religious beliefs modulate protein expression linked to cardiovascular disease in US South Asians

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

UCI study first to identify and characterize 'pharmacy deserts' in California

UCI study first to identify and characterize 'pharmacy deserts' in California

Genetic risk score can be used to determine risk of developing prostate cancer

Genetic risk score can be used to determine risk of developing prostate cancer

Polygenic risk scores from multi-population data could improve IBD predictions

Polygenic risk scores from multi-population data could improve IBD predictions

Health disparities in cancer and COVID-19 are caused by similar factors

Health disparities in cancer and COVID-19 are caused by similar factors

Study could help prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy among South African adolescent girls

Study could help prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy among South African adolescent girls

Temple researchers receive new grant to address racial disparities in lung cancer care

Temple researchers receive new grant to address racial disparities in lung cancer care

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care

Regulatory policies block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing care