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Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society

Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

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Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds

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Homicides Devastate Black Communities, but Prevention Gets Little Funding

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Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say
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Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

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But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

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Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder

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Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease

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Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors’ Minds

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And study found that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites

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‘Simple 7’ Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks

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Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

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Widening ‘Race Gap’ in U.S. Infant Deaths

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After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds
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Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

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Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive

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Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients

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Study suggests difference stems from both biological and care issues

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Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies

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Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say

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