PRI: #Diabetes undiagnosed in many Asians

From Public Radio International  At the South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dr. Qiyue Hu conducts a checkup with his patient Jiping Chang. Chang is 76 and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009. He tells me that at the time, he was surprised. That's because “I didn’t have any symptoms. I … Continue reading PRI: #Diabetes undiagnosed in many Asians

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Health Leaders: #Lacks family members now have a say in #Henrietta’s immortal scientific legacy

My report from Health Leaders on a recent talk by members of Henrietta Lacks' family. The ongoing story of the late Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman who unwittingly provided cells for years of medical research, has much to offer those battling disparities in healthcare, according to family members who spoke in Boston last week. That … Continue reading Health Leaders: #Lacks family members now have a say in #Henrietta’s immortal scientific legacy

Will genetic advances address health disparities? Not much unless they are accessible.

The new issue of Health Affairs looks at health policy and health disparities. Many local researchers represented. Of interest: Using Genetic Technologies To Reduce, Rather Than Widen, Health Disparities.  The authors include two local researchers: Katherine L. Tucker is a professor in clinical laboratory and nutritional sciences at the University of Massachusetts, in Lowell...José M. Ordovás is … Continue reading Will genetic advances address health disparities? Not much unless they are accessible.

BHN Exclusive: Health inequalities are not black and white

           I happened to check out a campus event on inequality and health after teaching my NU class last week. What I learned is that color is an issue, but not the only issue.             Latinos, people from Asia and the Pacific islands, gays and people with developmental disabilities also have concerns. (This last definition was … Continue reading BHN Exclusive: Health inequalities are not black and white