In the Media Tag: health disparity

UTHSC Hosts “LIVE! Just As We Are” Photo Exhibit of African-American Women Breast Cancer Survivors

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Loretta Hill, a five-year survivor of breast cancer, was the guest speaker recently at UTHSC campus reception for the “Live! Just as We Are” exhibition of photos of African-American breast cancer survivors from West Tennessee. Hill, whose portrait is in the exhibition, spoke candidly of coping with the disease …

Breast cancer study hits close to home in Memphis

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Falander West hands a pink rose to her husband, Robert West, because, “he went through it with me,” as the pair attended a opening of the “Live! Just as We Are” exhibition of 80 portraits of African American breast cancer survivors from West Tennessee … The exhibit is on display in the lobby of the… Read More

Memphis working to close the breast cancer disparity gap

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“This is a huge problem in Memphis, a crisis,” said Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, a professor and cancer researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Miranda-Carboni, recruited by UTHSC to study breast cancer and related health disparities, is part of a growing consortium of researchers, oncologists and health care providers who aren’t waiting.

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

Blacks’ Higher Death Rates May Be Linked to Healthcare Barriers

The study, led by Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, of the Memphis VA Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, included 2,525,525 white and 547,441 black patients with normal kidney function receiving care in the VA healthcare system.