Search Tag: Black women

IMAGING Management

Helping minority women hurdle barriers to breast cancer screening

2018 26 Sep

Black women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer partly due to barriers to timely screening mammography, resulting in poorer mortality and survival outcomes. The use of patient navigators – individuals who provide guidance to patients to help overcome various barriers to care – may reduce breast cancer disparities. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

Black women susceptible to pregnancy-related heart failure

2017 17 Oct

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a form of heart failure that occurs in the last month of pregnancy or up to five months following delivery. This condition, which can be life-threatening, seems to be more common among African American women compared to those of other races. That's the main finding of a study by researchers from Perelman School of... Read more