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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Asians in US at Higher Diabetes Risk Than Other Asian Immigrants
HBNS STORY | September 21, 2010

Hmong-American Women Far Less Likely to Get Pap Test
HBNS STORY | August 5, 2010