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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.
Indigenous health gap wider in New Zealand

Indigenous health gap wider in New Zealand

Maryland's poor, African-American communities suffer disproportionate cancer risk from air pollution

Maryland's poor, African-American communities suffer disproportionate cancer risk from air pollution

Misunderstandings real cost barrier to mammography

Misunderstandings real cost barrier to mammography

Trauma a frequent experience on American Indian reservations

Trauma a frequent experience on American Indian reservations

New survey shows physicians recognize health disparities and address them in their practices

New survey shows physicians recognize health disparities and address them in their practices

Alcoholism reduces male heart muscle’s ability to synthesize protein

Alcoholism reduces male heart muscle’s ability to synthesize protein

Research, advocacy and education must "close the gaps" in cardiovascular health disparities

Research, advocacy and education must "close the gaps" in cardiovascular health disparities

Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Income, not just race, explains much of the health gap between groups of Americans

Income, not just race, explains much of the health gap between groups of Americans

Origins of racial health disparities can involve both genes and environment and the interactions between them

Origins of racial health disparities can involve both genes and environment and the interactions between them

Human Genome Project may have made traditional race-based measurements of human differences obsolete

Human Genome Project may have made traditional race-based measurements of human differences obsolete

Race appears to be a factor in how doctors communicate with their patients

Race appears to be a factor in how doctors communicate with their patients

20 new policies adopted by American Public Health Association

20 new policies adopted by American Public Health Association

African Americans more likely to carry genetic variants known to stimulate inflammatory response

African Americans more likely to carry genetic variants known to stimulate inflammatory response

African American HIV patients treated by white doctors receive life-saving HIV medication later than those who have an African American doctor

African American HIV patients treated by white doctors receive life-saving HIV medication later than those who have an African American doctor

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

New study on disparities in maternal and infant health

New study on disparities in maternal and infant health

Black women are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy

Black women are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy

Patients as well as doctors need to learn to become better communicators with each other

Patients as well as doctors need to learn to become better communicators with each other

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment