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Health Disparity

Chicago Health Disparities Persist But Can Be Stopped

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

We need more communities where making the "healthy choice" is the easy choice. Chicago is leading the nation in creating healthy communities, but we still have a long way to go.

Optimal Health and Health Disparity

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

At the recent 33rd Annual International Convention and Trade show of IHRSA 2014 in San Diego, I urged my colleagues in a presentation I did to disrupt...

Should Your Zip Code Determine How Long You Live?

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Christopher

Here in the United States, a zip code can tell us a lot about how well and how long you'll live. So can census tracts. Most people are stunned to hear the differences.

The U.S. Health Disadvantage: A Crisis That We Must Address Together Today

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Claire Pomeroy

Sustainable improvements in health and the elimination of health disparities will occur only when society removes the silos between medical care and other social services. The nation must embrace an approach that addresses these upstream determinants of health.

The Healthy Poor: Demystifying John Henry

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

First described in the 1980s, "John Henryism" has come to mean a strong-headed, never-give-up attitude toward life and its travails -- an attitude and coping style that, paradoxically, seems to result in old sorts of pathology and disease among the have-nots.