Tag: African Americans

The Hidden Disease That Causes Many Kinds Of Cancers

The Hidden Disease That Causes Many Kinds Of Cancers

HPV16 is the primary cause of cervical cancer and, with the help of screening tools, the disease can be detected in its early stages and the woman can start treatments. HPV (or Human Papilloma Virus) is a very common disease with more than 20 million Americans infected with HPV16. Each year, there are roughly 5.5 [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Isolated Systolic hypertension

Isolated Systolic hypertension

Isolated systolic hypertension is the condition in which only the systolic blood pressure in high. In is the most common for of high blood pressure in older people. Overview High blood pressure refers to the force in which blood is pushing against the blood vessels as it flows around the body. If too much force [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Body Fat Calculator

Body Fat Calculator

Body fat calculators use differing methods to estimate the amount of fat in a body. One system which is suggested on the internet recommends a simple, yet accurate approach. The body fat calculator measures the amount of body fat in particular areas and can be carried out using a measuring tape. Having an awareness of [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Millions of Americans Suffer from Asthma According to Study

Millions of Americans Suffer from Asthma According to Study

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has recently brought to our attention the effect of asthma on Americans. The new report has found that in addition to being responsible for thousands of deaths each year, asthma caused almost 2 million people to attend hospital’s emergency rooms in the last year. The study also noted [...]

November 12, 2012 More
New Study finds Racial Inequality Prevalent for Kidney Recipients

New Study finds Racial Inequality Prevalent for Kidney Recipients

A study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases has identified that a significant inequality still exists in the numbers of kidney transplants available to black people. This is after a kidney allocation policy reversal allowing for more opportunities for the black patients. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) protocol, up until 2003 [...]

November 12, 2012 More

Socioeconomic Status

Socioeconomic status (SES) is a concept intended to describe one’s position in society. While Socioeconomic status is one of the terms most often used to describe this concept in the literature, Socioeconomic status has also been called social class, social status, socioeconomic position, and social inequality (although some of these terms are also used to [...]

September 28, 2011 More

Rh Disease

Rh disease is known as hemolytic (having to do with the blood) disease of the newborn (erythroblastosis fetalis). Rh refers to the Rh system (antigen groups include C, D, E) on blood cells and specifically the D-antigen. Rh disease develops when antibodies form in an individual with Rh-negative (lack of D-antigen) blood after exposure to [...]

September 26, 2011 More
Ethnicity

Ethnicity

The United States has long encompassed a large number of ethnicities, races, and cultures. This appears to be increasingly true. The country’s recognition of this diversity and its recognition of the considerable strength that such variety brings to the country and its peoples also appear to be increasing. Many other nations are also having similar [...]

September 7, 2011 More
Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 60% and is slightly higher in men than in women. Half of those affected persons will die of the disease. It is rare before the age of 50 years and the incidence increases thereafter. Death caused by colon cancer has decreased over the last 20 years. [...]

August 8, 2011 More
Access to Health Care

Access to Health Care

Access to health care has dominated the health policy scene for several decades. In the early 1990s, national legislation, “universal access” to health care, was introduced by President Clinton and the Congress as a way to provide health security for all Americans. Lively debates were generated and the topic commanded national attention. The effort, although [...]

July 28, 2011 More