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Hmong-American Women Far Less Likely to Get Pap Test

HBNS STORY | August 5, 2010

South Asians in US at Higher Diabetes Risk Than Other Asian Immigrants

HBNS STORY | September 21, 2010

Young Asian/Pacific Islander Women in Calif. Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk

HBNS STORY | June 21, 2011

Young Asian/Pacific Islander women born in California have higher risks of breast cancer than young white women, and some groups, including Filipinas, might have higher risks than African-Americans.

Second-Hand Smoke in China Puts Children at Risk

HBNS STORY | October 11, 2011

The prevalence of smoking in China may contribute to children’s second-hand smoke exposure and resulting respiratory symptoms.

Race a Bigger Health Care Barrier Than Insurance Status

HBNS STORY | November 7, 2013

Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to visit a health care professional, even with health insurance, finds a recent study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Immigration Status Impacts Health, Especially for the Young

HBNS STORY | December 10, 2013

Age at immigration and citizenship status may have health implications for immigrants, finds a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Tobacco Use Varies Widely Among Asian and Pacific Islanders in U.S.

HBNS STORY | April 17, 2014

A new study in American Journal of Health Behavior finds significant differences in tobacco use when analyzed by specific Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity.

Nationality at Birth Plays a Role in U.S. Adult Vaccination Rates

HBNS STORY | October 14, 2014

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that foreign-born adult U.S. residents, who make up about 13 percent of the population, receive vaccinations at significantly lower rates than U.S.-born adults. This gap in care puts them at greater risk of exposure to several vaccine-preventable diseases.

Physician Behaviors May Contribute to Disparities in Mental Health Care

HBNS STORY | December 3, 2014

The way medical doctors initially assess, treat and refer racial and ethnic minority patients may contribute to known disparities in their use of mental health services, according to a new study in Health Services Research.