Diet and Nutrition-Related Disparities: How Race and Socioeconomics Play a Part in Poor Diets in the US
Disparities in health and disease between various minorities, such as certain racial and ethnic groups, are the main focus of HealthNeedsRx as a whole. For many of the diseases and health issues that we discuss, diet and nutrition are key contributors. Therefore, in order to address and ultimately eliminate health disparities, it is important to understand how various factors, including diet and nutrition, contribute to these disparities. This article, written by Alexa Mendez, will tackle the disparities in diet and nutrition between racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Vision is a very important one of the senses for many people. Unfortunately, impaired vision is quite common in the United States. This is why it is negative that there is an inequality in those who have access to and use proper eye care. This article, written by Sophia Paessens, explores one of the main disparities in eye care in the United States, and how it could potentially be resolved.
Diabetes is a common disease that impacts many people worldwide. People of all races and ethnicities are affected by it. This article by Sophia Paessens explores the different types of disparities present in the development of diabetes and within the treatment of it.
Apartheid, a term most commonly used in the context of the anti-Black racial segregation that took place in 20th-century South Africa, is now taking place before our very own eyes, but in a way that some may not expect. “Vaccine apartheid,” a term coined to describe the unequal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between majority-white Western countries and majority-nonwhite countries in the global South, has denied dozens of nations fair access to COVID-19 vaccines. This article, written by Alexa Mendez, we'll dive into exactly what is vaccine apartheid, how it is taking place, and what Western nations, mainly the US, should do to help stop it.
Heart disease impacts people worldwide, and is a major cause of death in many countries. This article, written by Sophia Paessens explores the different disparities in people affected by heart disease.
We often hear of anti-Black police brutality, but what about anti-Black brutality in another field that we’re supposed to trust to keep us safe? Some have said that doctors are to Black women as police are to Black men. By discussing anti-Black implicit bias and disparities in prenatal/maternal care his article, this article, written by Alexa Mendez, will dive into why that is.
Safety net hospitals are a more inclusive healthcare service option. This article, written by Sophia Paessens, explores the ways that these inclusive hospitals are beneficial particularly to vulnerable populations.
As COVID-19 cases seem to go down in the Western world, the same cannot be said for India, who is currently experiencing a recent resurgence in cases. In this article, written by Alexa Mendez, we will explore India's worsening crisis and reasons that contributed to the surge.
Air pollution is not only something that damages the environment but also something that is hazardous to our health. This article, written by Sophia Paessens, explores the different ways air pollution has an impact on human health, and the populations that encounter these problems the most.
As a society, we always expect young girls to be shy, quiet, and emotional. But what happens when some of these little girls aren’t just exhibiting “girly” traits but symptoms of inattentive (non-hyperactive) ADHD? This article, written by Alexa Mendez, explores how ADHD manifests itself differently in girls than in boys, and how this, coupled with male-centric diagnostic criteria for ADHD, has harmed neurodivergent girls in the long run.
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Here we will post extra articles on health disparities to display the profound health inequities in our healthcare system. These are updated every other weekend, so check back regularly!