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Researchers estimate thousands of children suffer two debilitating eye conditions because they don’t get proper exams while young.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed how the diagnoses of risk for a common hereditary heart disease may have been skewed because studies have traditionally had low numbers of black participants.
Some hospitals and other medical providers are experimenting with ride-hailing services to help patients without access to cars get to their appointments.
A study in Health Affairs finds that nationwide hospital-based language services are not available in a systematic way.
Elderly black women suffer most from shorter active life expectancy free of disabilities, showing no improvement since the early 1980s, Health Affairs study finds.
Only 38 percent of Latino households have a disaster plan, the lowest of any ethnic or racial group.
Many immigrants lack access to affordable services due to lack of citizenship and legal residency.
For American Indians on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, getting health care can be a weeks-long proposition, and it has some moving away from their homes and families seeking better access.
Some experts say the 86 percent increase in psychiatric hospitalizations since 2007 means preventive care is seriously lacking; others believe reduced stigma has led more kids to accept help.