From genetics to environmental factors, the variety of causes leads to disparities in health

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COMMUNITY PROJECT: From genetics to environmental factors, various causes lead to disparities in health



AMERICAN AND AMERICAN INDIANS HAVE BETTER ACCESS TO CARE, AND WHEN THEY GET CARE, THEY ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY. A STUDY PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE IN 2016 REVEALED RACIAL PREJUDICES IN THE TREATMENT OF PAIN, AS MEDICINE STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY PEOPLE HAVE A HIGHER TOLERANCE FOR PAIN TREATMENT. WHITE PEOPLE. >> THERE IS AN IMPLIED, UNINTENDED BIAS THAT SUPPLIERS OFTEN HAVE IN BUSINESS WITH COLORS AND AMERICAN INDIANS AND THAT IS REPRESENTED IN THE RESULTS. CARAY: DR. ED EHLINGER IS A RETIRED PHYSICIAN AND ACTING CHAIR OF THE SECRETARY’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MORTALITY INFA FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. >> FOR MOST HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES, THE GAP BETWEEN COLORS AND AMERICAN AND WHITE INDIANS IN TERMS OF CHILD MORTALITY AND MATERNAL MORTALITY HAS BEEN RATHER HIGH. CARAY: ACCORDING TO EHLINGER, BLACK BABIES DIE AT 2.5 TIMES THE RATE OF WHITE BABIES, AND BLACK MOMS DIE AT 3.5 TIMES THE RATE OF WHITE MOMS. THE DOCTORS AT NORTON HOSPITAL HAPPELY SAY THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE IN LOUISVILLE. IN THE REST BED AT 29 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH TWINS, REGINA PENNE BAKER IS GREAT FOR HER CARE. >> I WANT FROM MY NURSES TO DOCTORS, EVEN CAFETERIA STAFF LIKE, IT’S JUST A BIG FAMILY SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR OVER 40 DAYS. CARAY: ALTHOUGH GENETICS PLAY A ROLE IN DISEASES, ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ALSO DO GOOD, SUCH AS LACK OF SIDEWALKS, LIVING NEAR INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND ACCESS TO NUTRITIVE FOODS. >> I THINK A LOT OF DATA SAYS IT EXACTLY. IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, YOU TEND TO BE JUST BETTER. BECAUSE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO BETTER DIET AND A HEALTHIER LIFE. ALL THESE THINGS THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR RESULT. CARAY: DR. JAMES RAILEY, A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR, SAYS THERE ARE MANY DISEASES AFFECTING AFRICANS AT A HIGHER RATE THAN OTHERS. >> WHEN WE THINK OF THINGS WHICH MAY BE MORE MODERATE OR SEVERE, WOULD BE HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, COLARECTAL DISEASE, OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES LIKE ARTHRITIS, TO name a few. CARAY: RAILEY AFFIRMS THAT THE KEY TO PREVENTION IS KNOWLEDGE AND ACCESS TO CARE, WHICH IMPROVES OVER TWENTY YEARS OF PRACTICE. >> I THINK IT IS HAPPENING AT LOCAL AND FEDERAL LEVELS FOR ACCESS TO CARE, BUT AFFORDABILITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROCESSES THAT REALLY AIMS PREVENTION, PREVENTIVE CARE, TO KEEP INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED TO THE CONTINUOUS OF HEALTH . CARAY: ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PROVIDED BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, BLACK WOMEN ARE 40% MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM BREAST CANCER. IN 2018, THE NORTON HEALTHCARE MOBILE PREVENTION UNIT PERFORMED 716 MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS IN WEST LOUISVILLE ZIP CO

COMMUNITY PROJECT: From genetics to environmental factors, various causes lead to disparities in health

From genetics to environmental factors, including access to healthcare, the causes of health disparities are multiple. WLKY’s Caray Grace shares more in this month’s Project COMMUNITY.

From genetics to environmental factors, including access to healthcare, the causes of health disparities are multiple. WLKY’s Caray Grace shares more in this month’s Project COMMUNITY.


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