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Racial Disparities in Perinatal Depression Screening Addressed in Recent Study

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) including prenatal depression (PND) and postpartum depression (PPD) can have a profound adverse impact on the well-being of mothers, newborns, and entire families. It is estimated that 20%-25% of women experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.  To curtail rates and severity of PMADs, the American College… Read More »

Cancer Care Widens Its Reach Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

April 2019 Print this issue Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Differences in disease rates across the country are striking. People living in rural areas develop lung cancers more often than those in urban areas. African-American men are twice as likely as white men to die of prostate cancer. Hispanic women have the highest cervical cancer rates.… Read More »

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »