Navigation Links
Health Disparities Among Minority Populations Getting Worse
Date:4/2/2009

WARSAW, Ind., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite government efforts to address disparities in the past decade, beginning with President Clinton's 1998 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative, there has been very little progress. African-Americans have more disease, disability, and early death than Caucasians(1).

The statistics are alarming:

  • African-Americans are 1.6 times more likely to have diabetes than non-Latino Caucasians.(2)
  • African-Americans have higher death rates for coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary artery disease (CAD), and stroke.(3)
  • The prevalence of high blood pressure among African-Americans is among the highest in the world.(4)
  • There is an estimate that 80% of black women and 60% of black men are overweight or obese (which contributes to heart disease, certain cancers, high blood pressure, diabetes among other chronic health conditions). (5).
  • African-American women are 3 times more likely to have lupus than Caucasian women. (6)
  • African-Americans are 38% less likely to get joint replacement to alleviate chronic joint pain than Caucasians.(7)

While health disparities worsen for African-Americans, according to Verona Brewton, Zimmer's Director of Minority Initiatives, African-Americans can take control by focusing on those individual behaviors that positively impact one's health.

"Whether you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another chronic health condition, there is a key factor that will make a difference in your quality of life - exercise," explains Ms. Brewton.

Keeping weight under control plays a critical role in managing these health issues. However, many African-Americans face a major hurdle: they are living with chronic joint pain.

"Every warning from go
'/>"/>

SOURCE Zimmer
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Health Care Association: Senate Budget Woefully Inadequate in Funding Seniors Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care
2. California Association of Health Plans Recognizes World Autism Awareness Day by Highlighting Medical Services Plans Provide
3. LodgeNet Healthcare Provides Industrys First Integrated High-Definition Interactive System for Hospitals
4. J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Satisfaction with Health Plans is Notably Lower among Individual Purchasers and Small Employer Members
5. APHA Releases Agenda for Health Reform
6. Trust for Americas Health Supports Recommendations from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America
7. Study finds that mothers military deployment affects health of women and teens
8. HealthEdge(R) Announces Systems Integration Partnership With maxIT Healthcare
9. Scripps Health Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record
10. Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center Selects Allscripts to Automate and Connect Its Physician Offices, Emergency Department and Home Care Providers
11. CardioCareLive.com, First Ever Online Cardiometabolic Conference, Revolutionizes Continuing Medical Education for Cardiovascular Healthcare Professionals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... longer mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin ... on the development of uniquely potent topical dermatological ... Health System ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with patented COSMEDERM®-7 ... available glycolic acid concentrations (50% and 70%) and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Paramount Rx, a full-service ... increasing efforts to help people save money through its ... increase for prescription drugs in the new health care ... resources to bridge the relationship between consumers, businesses and ... biggest challenges people face today with medical costs is ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum ... they are on their way to discovering up to ... Autism spectrum disorders include a range of developmental ... behaviors. An estimated one in 68 U.S. children has ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Dr. Joseph Furlin MD, a ... for his practices; OB GYN in Melrose Park, IL ... This website contains important information about each of the care ... downloadable patient forms in English and Spanish. The navigation ... pages on the website provide Dr. Furlin’s patients with important ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and specialty telemedicine solutions ... in addition to its existing teleradiology services at ... second opinion and expert telemedicine services, to the ... , As a result of this innovative partnership, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 3Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 4Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 2Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 3Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 3Health News:Dr. Joseph Furlin Launches New Website with Information about Care Services 2Health News:USARAD HOLDINGS INC, SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Pioneers Specialty On-Demand Telemedicine And Second Opinion Service At Houston-Based, Mission Bend Freestanding ER Chain 2Health News:USARAD HOLDINGS INC, SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Pioneers Specialty On-Demand Telemedicine And Second Opinion Service At Houston-Based, Mission Bend Freestanding ER Chain 3
... Unrealistic, of,Entire White House Tenure, WASHINGTON, Feb. ... Bush Administration,s FY 2009 budget plan, the American,Health ... from the,standpoint of seniors, Medicare-financed nursing facility care, ... in states across,the nation -- which will surely ...
... Pairs of Shoes Symbolizing Deaths Caused by Tobacco,Use in ... the,statewide youth advocacy group H.O.T. (Helping Overcome Tobacco) will,gather ... Capitol Rotunda to,highlight the problem of tobacco use in ... on the steps of the Capitol, representing the,number of ...
... Sheela Sathyanarayana Fails to Disclose Political Activism, ... of a report from the American Academy of ... for Individual Freedom,(CFIF) today criticized the report as ... In addition to the report "conveniently" omitting,well-known scientific ...
... CINCINNATI A multi-institutional study led by researchers at ... insights and a model to help unravel the cause ... lead to disfigurement and in rare cases death by ... researchers said their findings also provide a means for ...
... have blood pressure under control, study finds , , MONDAY, Feb. ... and high blood pressure, black men are least likely to ... risk of life-threatening complications, a new study says. , Among ... men and women were less likely than white men and ...
... Off National Children,s Dental Health,Month With Outreach Events and ... is National,Children,s Dental Health Month. It,s sponsored each year ... families and policymakers,about the critical importance to children of ... in a row, the ADA opened the month with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bush Budget Represents 'Double Whammy' Hit on U.S. Seniors' Medicare-Financed Nursing Facility Care 2Health News:Conflict of Interest in American Academy of Pediatrics Report 2Health News:Conflict of Interest in American Academy of Pediatrics Report 3Health News:Model found to determine cause, possible treatment of nerve tumors 2Health News:Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications 2Health News:A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health 2Health News:A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health 3
(Date:10/27/2014)... , 27 de octubre de 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... menudo conocida como ardor de estómago, es un ... mundo. [1] La elección de alimentos [2] ... un impacto en los síntomas de la GERD. ... ayudar a las personas a gestionar los síntomas ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... -- In the last few weeks, Ebola has gone from a localized ... a worldwide crisis when a traveler to United States ... nurses were infected. While much of the cable news ... technology, such as electronic health records (EHRs), to help find, combat, ... Healthcare Editor Alison Diana fills in those gaps by ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... Mass. , Oct. 27, 2014  OMNIlife science™, ... billion global hip and knee replacement device market, announced it ... replacement technology at the American Association of Hip and ... Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas ... Bronze corporate partner of the organization. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Trate los síntomas del reflujo gracias a la Food4GERD App 2Trate los síntomas del reflujo gracias a la Food4GERD App 3Trate los síntomas del reflujo gracias a la Food4GERD App 4EHRs in the Age of Ebola: Discuss on InformationWeek 2EHRs in the Age of Ebola: Discuss on InformationWeek 3OMNIlife science to Exhibit at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 24th Annual Meeting in Dallas November 6-9 2OMNIlife science to Exhibit at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 24th Annual Meeting in Dallas November 6-9 3
... Texas, Nov. 18, 2010 OCuSOFT, Inc., an ... to announce that ZYTAZE™ is now available in ... but are not limited to: Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, ... In an early pilot study, ZYTAZE™ demonstrated marked ...
... FORD, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings ... it priced $400 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% ... of 99.10 percent in connection with its previously announced ... of the Company and will be guaranteed by certain ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. Announces Pricing of Private Offering of Senior Notes 2
3.5v Standard Ophthalmoscope Set with Convertible Handle and Soft Case. Our Standard Ophthalmoscope Sets feature high-quality instruments, handles, and cases....
High-quality eyecare from the preferred name in diagnostic instruments....
Our 3.5v Streak or Spot Retinoscope Sets feature instruments with the brightest light output in the industry, reliable handles, and convenient cases....
Testing for Strabismus (ocular misalignment) just became easier. By simply placing the StrabismoScope over the patient's eye, the examiner is able to observe the occluded eye directly, but the patien...
Medicine Products: