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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.
Ohio forum addresses racial health disparities among children

Ohio forum addresses racial health disparities among children

Need for more African American HIV/AIDS researchers

Need for more African American HIV/AIDS researchers

National Urban League urges Obama to address racial health disparities in annual report

National Urban League urges Obama to address racial health disparities in annual report

White House announces plans for Obama to nominate IHS Director

White House announces plans for Obama to nominate IHS Director

Increasing number of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D

Increasing number of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D

Preliminary health insurer survey results indicate some patients want to know physician's race when selecting provider

Preliminary health insurer survey results indicate some patients want to know physician's race when selecting provider

Drug combo shows potential for treating extensively drug resistant tuberculosis

Drug combo shows potential for treating extensively drug resistant tuberculosis

Triple threat to health for older African American women

Triple threat to health for older African American women

Cancer death rates fall among African Americans - survival rates still low

Cancer death rates fall among African Americans - survival rates still low

African-Americans aware and accepting, but often do not receive, the HPV vaccine

African-Americans aware and accepting, but often do not receive, the HPV vaccine

Distrust of medical research more common among African American parents

Distrust of medical research more common among African American parents

Call for rethink of trend to bar smokers from employment

Call for rethink of trend to bar smokers from employment

Study examines racial disparities in survival among patients diagnosed with lung cancer

Study examines racial disparities in survival among patients diagnosed with lung cancer

Racial differences in self-rated health at similar levels of physical functioning

Racial differences in self-rated health at similar levels of physical functioning

Early breast health education may be key to lowering breast cancer mortality rates

Early breast health education may be key to lowering breast cancer mortality rates

Expert concerned genetic research could awaken racist attitudes

Expert concerned genetic research could awaken racist attitudes

Messages of hope work better in motivating black patients to seek early screening for cancer

Messages of hope work better in motivating black patients to seek early screening for cancer

Effects of depression on glycemic control in veterans with type 2 diabetes

Effects of depression on glycemic control in veterans with type 2 diabetes

For African Americans with hypertensive nephrosclerosis, end stage renal disease risks exceed risk of death from heart disease

For African Americans with hypertensive nephrosclerosis, end stage renal disease risks exceed risk of death from heart disease

ERSD, heart disease and African-Americans with hypertensive nephrosclerosis

ERSD, heart disease and African-Americans with hypertensive nephrosclerosis