Limit junk-food ads that contribute to childhood obesity
AMA wants legislation to limit such marketing. Physicians also call for language-appropriate sex ed for students who lack English proficiency.
Improve BP control with a little help from your health coach
About 44 percent of this clinic’s patients are Hispanic. A health coach helped implement a self-measured BP program, and here's how it's working.
Smart approach improves BP control for black, Hispanic patients
More than 90 percent of this Miami physician group’s patients with hypertension are African-American or Hispanic. Learn about the strategies they used to make big strides.
Patient Support & Advocacy
In dermatology, health disparities can be skin deep
Some cutaneous diseases happen more frequently in patients of color. They also present differently than in white patients or are misunderstood.
How “No se habla español” can hamper diabetes control, prevention
Two studies explore language’s impact on diabetes management. Resources help physicians caring for Spanish-speaking patients with prediabetes.
How an inner city care team is reducing hypertension disparities
Underserved patients can face tough life choices. Do they buy blood pressure medication or groceries to feed their children? One inner city team studied community care programs in India to help patients attain their goal blood pressure.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
New med school: Train physicians to treat diverse consumers and communities
Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will open its own medical school that will educate physicians to meet 21st-century demands of diverse consumers and communities.
3 environmental issues disproportionately affecting Hispanic patients
Researchers and physicians at the event hosted by the AMA Minority Affairs Section and the National Hispanic Medical Association discussed how multiple factors—ranging from a lack of Hispanic physicians in medicine to lurking environmental contaminants—shape Hispanic health.
Medical School Diversity
School's holistic solution is boosting Hispanic students in medicine
Hispanic health is stuck in a paradox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, underscoring the importance of addressing the complex needs of this patient population through diversifying the physician workforce. That’s precisely why several enriching programs are preparing Hispanic students to enter medical school and excel as physicians.
New data: Diabetes, prediabetes affect 1 in 2 adults--but there's hope
A study reveals that roughly one-half of the U.S. adult population has either diabetes or prediabetes, the precursor of type 2 diabetes. The study also highlights an upward trend in the prevalence of diabetes. Here’s a breakdown of what the numbers look like.