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Studies Evaluate Accuracy of eGFR Equations That Omit Race

Two studies describe strategies for estimating glomerular filtration rate without the use of race in the equations

Race Alone Does Not Explain Disparities in Cancer Screening

Other factors like physical disability and insurance coverage also play a role in explaining disparities

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Individual Risk Assessment Ups Mammography in Women at High Risk

Use of mammography increased among women in racial- and ethnic-minority groups who were at high risk

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black Youth

Largest annual percentage change seen among Black girls

Opioid Overdose Death Rates Worsening for Non-Hispanic Blacks

No significant change seen in overdose death rates overall from 2018 to 2019, but rate increased among non-Hispanic Blacks

Removing Race Term From CKD-EPI Could Worsen Cancer Care for Blacks

Removing race from CKD-EPI will calculate lower eGFR for Black patients and exclude more from receiving chemo

Maternal Mortality in the U.S. Higher Among Black Women

Postpartum cardiomyopathy, preeclampsia, and eclampsia are leading causes of maternal death for Black women

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Up for Racial, Ethnic Minority HCWs

Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine

Risk Factors ID’d for Lower-Limb Amputation for PAD in Urban Areas

In metropolitan areas, lower median household income and higher Distressed Communities Index score tied to increased amputation rate