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Use of Technology Urged to Combat Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Joint Commission Journal Findings Show Need for Automation to Improve Safety, Quality OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, Oct 17, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Differences in the quality and safety of medical treatment that minorities receive could be reduced through the better use of health information technology (HIT), according to a new article published in the October […]

A discriminating disease: Minority populations often face increased risk…

A discriminating disease: Minority populations often face increased risk…

Breast cancer unites women under a common banner of hope. But different minority populations, as well as subgroups within those populations, face distinct challenges and risk factors when it comes to breast health. “We tend to (group) everything in terms that ‘one size fits all’ as opposed to looking at the disease as it impacts […]

5 Diseases More Common in Minorities

5 Diseases More Common in Minorities

Complications that arise from diabetes are more prevalent among minorities, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images) Although more and more people are living longer with colorectal cancer, new research has found that black people with the disease aren’t living as long as whites. In an analysis of more […]

Is That Lung Cancer Drug Right for Your Patient?

Is That Lung Cancer Drug Right for Your Patient?

Clinical Oncology: If you treat lung cancer, you probably select a drug regimen for your patients based largely on the outcomes of large, randomized clinical trials. But those trials may not be valid for a significant percentage of your patient base—women, minorities and the elderly. In a study released at the recent 14th World Conference […]

Lilly's clinical trial project shows promise and pitfalls of minority recruitment

Lilly's clinical trial project shows promise and pitfalls of minority recruitment

Fiercebiotech: There’s a longstanding problem with clinical trials for cancer drugs which has been nagging regulators and developers for years. Historically, only a small segment of the minority community ever gets enrolled in the studies, even though cancer claims a large share of minority lives. So pharma giant Eli Lilly ($LLY) set out to systematically change the […]

New Approach for Substance Abuse among African-Americans

New Approach for Substance Abuse among African-Americans

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor Psychcentral: A new study examined the effectiveness of a motivational counseling approach to treat substance abuse among African-Americans. The study found that African-American women benefited from the approach as they were more likely than men to continue counseling—however, their substance abuse issues continued. The study compared two clinical approaches to treating […]

Reaching Out to Minorities for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Reaching Out to Minorities for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

By Elizabeth Fernandez – It’s a matter of fairness: members of all ethnic groups should have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And it’s a matter of soundness, too: medical advancements must be tested in as many different people with as many different genetic makeups as possible. Federally-funded research requires the inclusion of minorities and […]

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