Citations with the tag: AMERICANS -- Medical care
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- Hispanic patients' health care.
// AHA News; 6/19/95, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p5
Reports on the Market Development Inc.'s finding that Hispanics are more likely required to pay for their medical costs prior to treatment as compared with non-Hispanics. Health care experiences and expectations of Hispanics.
- African-American get less specialized care.
// AHA News; 8/12/96, Vol. 32 Issue 32, p5
Reports on a study published in the July 1996 issue of the `Journal of Genera Internal Medicine' saying that African-Americans are less likely than whites to receive specialized care procedures.
Freeman, H.; Villarosa, L. // Essence (Essence); Sep91, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p59
Questions why blacks continue to get sicker and die younger than whites, in light of today's advanced medical care and increased awareness of health and fitness. Common medical conditions among blacks that are treatable or preventable by routine medical care; Cultural influence on black health;...
- Race Bias Key Factor In Poor Health Care For Minorities: Study.
Freeman, H.; Villarosa, L. // Jet; 4/8/2002, Vol. 101 Issue 16, p24
Reports that health care for African Americans lags behind that of whites, and the role of racism in medical care according to the report 'Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.'
- Census notes blacks' high work disability rates.
Freeman, H.; Villarosa, L. // Jet; 9/4/89, Vol. 76 Issue 22, p30
Reports on a study which shows that blacks suffer more injuries or illnesses, which prevent them from working, due to limited early access to quality health care and nutrition.
- `Su bebe no esta mejor. Tenemos que hacerle pruebas.'.
Freeman, H.; Villarosa, L. // RN; Nov92, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p14
Reports that some schools and hospitals offer Spanish courses to address the need for Spanish fluency in the health care vocabulary. Prevalence of the Spanish-speaking population; Workshop by the Jersey City State College's Department of Nursing; `Medical Spanish: The Instant Survival Guide,'...
- Hispanics seek better health care.
E.G. // Second Opinion; Jul91, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p145
Presents a summary of the article `Access to Health Care for Hispanics,' by Eli Ginzberg, published in the January 9, 1991 issue of the `Journal of the American Medical Association.'
- Income of Medicare Recipients, 1998.
E.G. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute; 07/19/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 14, p1117
Presents a graph showing the income of Medicare recipients in the in the United States in 1998. Estimated number of Americans covered by Medicare.
- Rx for health care?
Cunningham, Kitty // Black Enterprise; Jun93, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p45
Discusses plans to restructure the health care system of the United States and how it will affect African Americans. Task Force on National Health Care Reform; Hillary Rodham Clinton's meeting with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) to discuss health care proposals;...
- Marketing health care.
Daugherty, Christi // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008); 12/12/94, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p7B
Reports on the marketing of health care to the Hispanic population of New Orleans, Louisiana. Examples of health care programs geared towards the Hispanic population; Future prospects.
- Hispanic Americans.
Ross, Jon // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 10/5/95, Vol. 69 Issue 19, p65
Focuses on the Hispanic-American population as an underserved market for health care. Language barriers; Proposition 187 as an initiative that limits social services to illegal aliens; Hispanics as the most uninsured and underinsured ethnic group in the United States; Hospitals' subscription to...
- Latinos most vulnerable on health insurance.
Ross, Jon // Nation's Health; Mar93, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p10
Reports that Latinos have the worst health insurance coverage of any ethnic group in the country and that their plight is unlikely to change under the health reform schemes now under consideration in Washington. Study in the `Journal of the American Medical Association,' by UCLA School of...
- Spanish-language handouts help children and parents.
Ross, Jon // Addiction Letter; May93, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p7
Announces that Spanish-language client and family handouts on health are available from Manisses Communications Group. Master sheets; Issues addressed.
- Helping counselors recognize racial attitudes.
Ross, Jon // Addiction Letter; Jan1993, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p3
Reports on the eight-part, two-day training program to give treatment and prevention professionals a better understanding of the issues African-Americans face in recovery. Chemical abuse among African-Americans; Evaluation of socioeconomic status and cultural background; Emotions surrounding...
- Improving access to health care in Latino communities.
Valdez, R. Burciaga; Giachello, Aida // Public Health Reports; Sep/Oct93, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p534
Reviews and summarizes information about the increasing problems Latino communities face in gaining access to medical care. Financial, structural and institutional barriers; Latinos and lack of insurance; Recommendations regarding Medicare coverage; More.
- Black heart patients receive less agressive treatments, study says.
Valdez, R. Burciaga; Giachello, Aida // Jet; 3/8/93, Vol. 83 Issue 19, p29
Reports that blacks with heart conditions are far less likely than whites to get many widely used heart procedures, according to a study at the Brockton/West Roxbury VA Medical Center in Massachusetts. Procedures blacks often don't get; Reasons for differences in treatment unclear; Comments by...
- Campaign slated to curb prostate cancer threat among aging black men.
Valdez, R. Burciaga; Giachello, Aida // Jet; 8/6/90, Vol. 78 Issue 17, p11
Discusses a planned awareness campaign to reduce the health threat of prostate cancer in black American men, who have the highest rate of the disease in the world.
- Health care use by Hispanic adults: Financial vs. non-financial determinants.
Schur, Claudia L.; Albers, Leigh Ann // Health Care Financing Review; Winter95, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p71
Assesses the relative effects of language spoken on health care use by Hispanic adults. Availability of usual source of care (USOC); Comparison of health care use between monolingual Spanish speakers and English speakers; Determinants of USOC: Factors affecting frequency of using physician visits.
- Despite less intensive care, African-Americans have good outcomes.
Schur, Claudia L.; Albers, Leigh Ann // Primary Care Weekly; 8/05/96, Vol. 2 Issue 31, p8
Reports that African-American patients hospitalized with serious illnesses are less likely than whites to receive common intensive-care procedures but still fare better than white patients who received the specialized care according to a study at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
- A lethal `health gap.'
Shapiro, J.P. // U.S. News & World Report; 4/22/91, Vol. 110 Issue 15, p29
Details some statistics from a Health and Human Services Department report which found the biggest premature killers of blacks in America are heart disease and stroke, which are caused by diet, lack of exercise and smoking. Roots of the minority health gap: poverty, irregular medical care, less...
- Why do blacks die young?
Gorman, C.; Johnson, J. // Time; 9/16/1991, Vol. 138 Issue 11, p50
Discusses how the gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites in America remains wide, and states the gap is just as large now as it was in 1982. This lack of progress has become one of the most studied issues of public health and one of the biggest challenges facing government...
- Staying healthy abroad.
de Laguna, Kathleen Connor // Business Mexico; Jun1994, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p42
Discusses medical care guidelines for Americans in Mexico. Description of President Bill Clinton's health care reforms; Contradictions between health care reform proposals and Medicare; Eligibility of expatriates; Congressional representation.
- One voice, one vision--uniting to improve Hispanic-Latino health.
Novello, Antonia Coello; Soto-Torres, Lydia E. // Public Health Reports; Sep/Oct93, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p529
Editorial. Focuses on some of the health care concerns of Hispanics and Latinos and the creation of the Surgeon General's National Hispanic-Latino Health Initiative. The initiative's threefold purpose; Strategies to foster health promotion and disease prevention; More.
- Reforms might further limit minorities' access to care.
G.A. // AHA News; 9/25/95, Vol. 31 Issue 39, p3
Reports on the contents of a Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies survey indicating that Congressional Medicaid-reform plans might raise more serious barriers to care for blacks and Hispanics. Lack of health insurance; 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey as basis for report;...
- Study confirms inequities in routine care, insurance coverage for black, Hispanic Americans.
G.A. // Nation's Health; Oct95, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p11
Reports on the findings of a study on the routine medical care received by African-Americans and Hispanic Americans. Inequities in the health care system; Minorities' lack of confidence in the health system; Difficulties presented by language barriers.
- Wishard opens Hispanic clinic.
Postman, Lore // Indianapolis Business Journal; 4/15/96, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p15A
Reports on the establishment of the Hispanic Center clinic at the Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fund grants from organizations; Need for culturally-sensitive medical care.
- Perceived Needs and Service Use of Spanish Speaking Monolingual Patients Followed at a Hispanic Clinic.
Diaz, Esperanza; Prigerson, Holly; Desai, Rani; Rosenheck, Robert // Community Mental Health Journal; Aug2001, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p335
Compares the perceived needs and health service use of Spanish speaking monolingual patients and Hispanics and non-Hispanics at a conventional mental health center. Assessment on the sociodemographic characteristics of patients; Accessibility of physical health care services; Concerns on...
- Public using more alternative care.
Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare; 11/16/98, Vol. 28 Issue 46, p16
Reports on the growing number of Americans seeking alternative medicine and traditional allopathic practitioners. Findings of a survey conducted by the `Journal of the American Medical Association' (`JAMA'); Some studies on alternative medicine published in `JAMA.'
- Black community hospitals: setting the record straight.
Wesle Jr, Nathaniel // Modern Healthcare; 1/2/95, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p29
Provides the author's views on the importance of accurate data and information for an understanding of the role of black community hospitals in the American healthcare system. Details of questions and answers provided by the author for the purpose.
- And the results showed promise... Physicians, childbirth, and Southern Black migrant women...
Carson, Carolyn Leonard // Journal of American Ethnic History; Fall94, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p32
Discusses the availability of medical services to African-American women from 1916-1930. Role of working-class women to the transformation of birth from a social to a medical phenomenon; Economic and social conditions of migrant families; Comparison of infant and maternal mortality rates...
- Border bargains.
Gorman, Christine; Lafferty, Elaine // Time International (South Pacific Edition); 02/26/96, Issue 9, p69
States that Americans travel to Mexico to get cheaper medication. Reference to Rose and Earl Muchway who travel from California to Mexico for asthmatic inhalers; Comparison of prices of some products advertised; Questions the low cost of medication in Mexico.
- Medical care reviewed for Hispanic Americans.
Gorman, Christine; Lafferty, Elaine // Hispanic Times Magazine; May/Jun1998, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p41
Reports on the findings of a study on Hispanic Americans' access to health care. Comparison of health care access for Mexican-Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Cuban-Americans; Health care for Mexican-American children; Greater incidence of illness and disability among Puerto Ricans.
- Latino access to rehabilitation services: Evidence from Michigan.
Santiago, Anna M.; Villarruel, Francisco A.; Leahy, Michael J. // American Rehabilitation; Spring96, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p10
Reports on the results of a 1990-91 pilot survey of Latino adults with disabilities in Michigan and examines the factors associated with access to rehabilitation services by Latinos with disabilities. Details on the method used in the survey; Types of disabling conditions; Latino definitions of...
- Emergency! How to deal with the real ER.
Washington, Harriet A. // Heart & Soul; Sep95, Issue 11, p78
Focuses on how Afro-Americans can avail of the medical services offered in emergency rooms. Preparations before consulting an emergency medical need; Behavior and attitude recommended while in the emergency room; Relevance of the television program `ER' in portraying situations affecting blacks...
- Racist health care: Reforming an unjust health care system to meet the needs of African-Americans.
Randall, Vernellia R. // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Spring93, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p127
Discusses the feasibility of reforming an unjust health care system to meet the medical needs of African-Americans. Disparity in African-American and European-American health status; Institutional racism and African-American health status; Health policy and eliminating the health disparity.
- Stay healthy.
Randall, Vernellia R. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Mar96, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p30
Presents statistics concerning health insurance in the United States. Average number of Americans who lost their health insurance each month over the past five years; Number of Americans without health insurance by the end of 1996.
- Working hard to grasp a system that's hardly working.
Harrop, Froma // Primary Care Weekly; 4/22/96, Vol. 2 Issue 17, p5
Provides insights on Americans' quest for medical security. Importance of medical coverage; Health coverages as a factor in an individual's professional and personal decisions.
- Is Clinton's prescription good medicine for blacks?
Edmond Jr., Alfred // Black Enterprise; Dec93, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p19
Looks at key elements of President Bill Clinton's health care proposal and discusses its possible impact on African-Americans. African-Americans as small-business owners; Employer mandated coverage; Comment from Hamish Reed, a principal of Branches Medical Inc.; Limits on health insurance...
- African-Americans must control their blood presure.
Edmond Jr., Alfred // New York Amsterdam News; 09/11/97, Vol. 88 Issue 37, p18
Reports that researchers in the American Heart Association have warned that African-Americans need to be stricter in controlling their blood pressure, if they hope to fight kidney disease. Conclusions based on an analysis of the National Institutes of Health Modification of Diet in Renal Disease...
- When your patient speaks Spanish--and you don't.
Gravely, Sherry; Boyd, Leslie // RN; May2001, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p65
Gives advice on how non-Spanish speaking nurses can communicate with Hispanics in the United States(U.S.). Statistics on the Hispanic population in the U.S.; Implications of language barrier on patient care; Need for nurses to understand cultural values and beliefs of Hispanic patients about...
- Medically Homeless: 1 in 5 New Yorkers DON'T HAVE a Regular Doctor.
Reyes, Damaso // New York Amsterdam News; 4/26/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 18, Special section p30
The article focuses on the increase in racial disparities in death rates due to the lack of regular doctors in New York City. According to the article, modern health care policies focus on prevention through visiting a regular doctor for checkups, thus preventing hospitalization. It is stated...
- Health care proposal drops bombshell on business community.
Gibbons, Valerie // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley; 8/29/2003, Issue 323132, p3
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- Institute Tackling Local Race Health Disparities.
Sanchez, Mark // Grand Rapids Business Journal; 6/10/2002, Vol. 20 Issue 23, pB6
Reports on efforts of the African-American Health Institute to eliminate the local disparities in health care between whites and African-Americans in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Collaboration with health care providers to better serve the black community; Health care participating in the drive to...
- The future of health care for African-Americans.
Elders, Joycelyn // Crisis (00111422); 1994, Vol. 101 Issue 7, p25
Presents the vision of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders on the future of health care for African-Americans. Basic right to health care for all Americans; Emphasis on the prevention of diseases and harmful behaviors; Analysis of the causes of the health care crisis; Implications of frequent job...
- Panel examines health disparities in Black community.
Sardin, Thelma // Chicago Citizen - South End Edition; 2/1/2012, Vol. 44 Issue 52, p1
The article focuses on the panel hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago which discussed the gaps in the accessibility of health care for African Americans in Illinois.
- Black fraternal hospitals in the Mississippi Delta, 1942-1967.
Beito, David T. // Journal of Southern History; Feb99, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p109
Discusses the history and emergence of black fraternal hospitals in Mississippi. Role of self-help and mutual aid among blacks during the period of Jim Crow; Factors which led to the decline of fraternal hospitals; Sponsoring organizations; Role of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor; Location...
- The New Civil Rights Battle.
Valentine, Victoria L. // Crisis (15591573); Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p2
Introduces a series of articles on health care for African Americans.
- Palliative Care in African American Communities.
Crawley, Lavera M. // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Oct2002, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p775
Presents information on the end-of-life palliative treatment in Afro-American communities. Values important in the Afro-American community; Ancient myth of African origin that holds death as an illusory state; Barriers that influence access to and utilization of palliative care services for...
- Healing rituals.
Johnson, Kirk A. // Heart & Soul; Feb99, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p68
Focuses on the effectiveness of using alternative healing rituals for Afro-Americans. Recognition of the importance of the spirit to well being in conducting the rituals; Testimonies on the power of healing rituals. INSET: Getting it right.
- Calling on the Black Community's Best and Brightest.
Hurd, Hilary // Black Issues in Higher Education; 5/23/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p6
Addresses the need for African-American physicians, scientists and other health care professionals to get involved in researching health issues that affect the U.S. minority community. Health disparities between Afro-Americans and Whites and other ethnic groups; Remedies to cure health disparities.