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In nursing homes, as in wider community, minorities hit hardest by COVID, researchers say

Nursing homes serving mostly minority populations are twice as likely to experience a deadly coronavirus outbreak as those with mostly white residents, according to new research on the devastating impact the highly contagious illness is having on vulnerable residential care facilities. “Our biggest predictor was race,” said R. Tamara Konetzka, a professor at the University…

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6 Major Health Disparities Affecting the LGBTQ+ Community

“In comparison to their straight peers, LGBTQ+ individuals experience unique stressors such as bullying, harassment, fear of rejection, internalized homophobia, body image distress, barriers to accessing medical and mental health treatment, and violence,” Sydney Brodeur McDonald, PhD, senior director for clinical services at Veritas Collaborative, a national healthcare system for the treatment of children, teens,…

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