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Recognizing the barriers to care for minority patients with type 2 diabetes could reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes nationwide

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Physicians can stress the factors in a patient's control and change messaging about the condition
Recommendations have been developed for addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community; the recommendations are presented in an article published in the June issue of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans

Action plan developed for community leaders that can reduce the disparity in HIV/AIDS
The American Medical Association opposes policies that enable racial housing segregation

AMA Calls for Alleviating Racial Housing Segregation

Association says racial housing segregation contributes to health disparities
Few HIV tests in the southern United States are provided for black men who have sex with men even though they account for a substantial percentage of new diagnoses

Few HIV Tests Given to Black Men Who Have Sex With Men in South

6 percent of HIV tests provided go to black MSM, though they account for 36 percent of new diagnoses
Blacks have considerably increased risk for hypertension than whites through age 55 years

Blacks Have Elevated HTN Risk Through Age 55 Years

Regardless of BP levels in young adulthood, blacks have increased hypertension risk versus whites
Many individuals with skin of color do not know that they need comprehensive photoprotection to prevent skin cancer and photoaging

UV Protection Methods Low in Individuals With Skin of Color

Sunscreen use low, with 62 to 74 percent of African-Americans reporting never or rarely using sunscreen
For black U.S. adults

Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Impact Community Mental Health

Each additional killing linked to 0.14 additional poor mental health days among black adults
Socioeconomic factors

Sociodemographic Factors Impact Heart-Healthy Behaviors

Individual socioeconomic, psychosocial, and neighborhood factors all play a role
African-Americans are less likely than whites to be treated with statins or to receive a statin at guideline-recommended intensity

African-Americans Less Likely to Get Recommended Statin Therapy

Socioeconomic, demographic, belief-related and clinician differences are contributing factors
Overall survival is increased for African-American men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer versus Caucasian men treated with docetaxel/prednisone (DP) or a DP-containing regimen

ASCO: Overall Survival Up for African-American Men With mCRPC

Improved survival versus Caucasian men treated with docetaxel/prednisone, DP-containing regimen