Study: U.S. life expectancy rose between 2000 and 2019, with some wide gaps
Jun 22, 2022
Life expectancy for Black Americans increased more than that of any other group in most U.S. counties. This may reflect a reversal of gains in the white population, according to the NIH.
Study: Social determinants of health factor into home care transitions
May 24, 2022
New research suggests that patients transitioning from hospitals and skilled care to home care settings often have different experiences, with social determinants and racial disparities potentially playing...
Screen racial, ethnic groups at lower BMI levels for diabetes, researchers say
May 13, 2022
A newly vetted set of BMI diagnosis thresholds can help clinicians catch diabetes earlier in higher risk groups, investigators say.
One-third of older adults say clinicians neglect their care preferences
Apr 06, 2022
Income, race and insurance status play an outsized role in whether a patient’s care preferences are taken into account by providers, according to a survey of 36,000 led in part by LeadingAge.
Racial disparity seen in initiation of newer diabetes meds
Feb 01, 2022
Significantly lower rates of initiation seen in Black and American Indian or Alaskan Native individuals
Racial and social biases preserved in EHR notes, researchers find
Jan 20, 2022
Patients who are Black are more than twice as likely as whites to have stigmatizing language in their EHR, according to a new study. This record is passed along, possibly reinforcing stigma to other healthcare...
Racial disparities in treatment account for 20 percent of differences in BP control
Dec 17, 2021
Additionally, racial differences in visit attendance account for a smaller portion of differences in BP control
Clinical briefs for Monday, July 26
Jul 26, 2021
U.S. purchase of 200M more Pfizer vaccine doses may foreshadow booster shot needs: report … Pandemic prostate cancer surgery disparities are a surprise to investigators … Scientists reverse age-related...
Flu shot disparities in short-stay residents could drop by 60 percent with intervention, investigators...
Jun 11, 2021
A dramatic racial and ethnic gap exists in influenza vaccination rates among short-stay and long-stay nursing homes residents, a new study has found.
Dementia signs, symptoms may be different for Latinos, researchers say
May 27, 2021
Cultural practices and disease processes may explain why Latino adults with dementia experience faster functional decline and higher rates of depression and anxiety, investigators say.