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U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills

(HealthDay News) Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being.
African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to mounting evidence…
Researchers have identified a number of factors that help create the various health disparities, among them location, socioeconomic status and access to health insurance and quality health care, said Garth Graham, deputy assistant secretary for minority health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…
The federal government has swung into action on the issue, creating a new institute within the National Institutes of Health to focus on minority health disparities.
Community: But as we learned recently, Black Members of Adventist Church Defy Health Disparities: “[Seventh-day] Adventists, who advocate temperance, a plant-based diet, and setting aside Saturday for worship and family time, have received much coverage in recent years for their longevity and quality of life.”
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