In the Media Tag: African-American health disparity

Hundreds take advantage of free health fair

The Commercial Appeal

A line of hundreds of people snaked from the parking lot into the auditorium of Raleigh Assembly of God Church Saturday morning for a free community health fair… First-year pharmacy school student Erica Washington manned a table at the fair with her fellow University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy students. They performed blood pressure and… Read More

$5.2M study in Memphis will test texting, coaching to control diabetes

The Commercial Appeal

A medical study of how text messaging and health coaching may help African Americans with uncontrolled diabetes will be launched in Memphis with a $5.2 million research award to a University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher … Dr. Jim Bailey, director of the Center for Health System Improvement and professor of internal and preventive… Read More

Surprising discovery on racial disparities in health care

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“It is widely accepted that African Americans have higher mortality and worse cardiovascular outcomes in the general population. A large part of this is attributable to socioeconomic deprivation, which includes, among others, lack of obtaining needed health care,” study author Dr. Csaba Kovesdy, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology at… Read More