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Published Friday, October 21, 2011
Blacks have a higher rate of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis than whites do, a new study finds. Osteoarthritis is a painful chronic disease caused by a loss of cartilage in the joints. more»

Published Monday, October 10, 2011
Black women overall are more likely to die from breast cancer, when all ages are considered. Scientists have found there's more at work than differences in income, health insurance and access to health care. more»

Published Thursday, October 6, 2011
While elderly Black Americans constitute nearly 7 percent of the patients in the country's 122 "best" hospitals, they make up 15 percent of patients among the nation's 178 "worst" health care facilities, the investigators found. more»

Published Friday, September 30, 2011
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are likely to develop physical limitations earlier in life than others their age, according to a new study. Researchers from Case Western University in Cleveland analyzed self-reported information on the mobility, strength and physical limitations of more than 8,700 older people included in the 1994-2006 more»

Published Tuesday, September 13, 2011
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that blacks are at greater risk for developing high blood pressure than whites are, but new research now suggests they also progress more rapidly from a pre-hypertension state to full-blown high blood pressure. The findings, published online and in the October print issue of Hypertension, suggest that more»

Published Monday, September 12, 2011
African-Americans who have slightly elevated blood pressure and don't do anything to change their lifestyle are more likely to have high blood pressure one year earlier than whites with prehypertension, according to a study published Monday. Blood pressure numbers between 120-139 systolic (upper number) or 80-89 diastolic (lower number) are considered more»

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2011
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women, according to a new study. And the heavier a woman is, the greater her risk of dying sooner than her normal-weight peers. "The risk of death increased incrementally with rising body mass index (BMI). Once women were more»

Published Sunday, August 28, 2011
The number of obese people in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to 164 million by 2030, and the number of obese people in the United Kingdom will increase from 15 million to 26 million, a new study predicts. Obesity-related diseases and health care costs will soar as a result, according to the report published Aug. 26 in The Lancet. more»

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