Disparities in birth outcomes . . . Prenatal care may not be enough
In the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick, produced by California Newsreel, Episode 3 When the Bough Breaks looks at possible causes of racial/ethnic disparities found in infant mortality (click excerpt below). Dr. Michael Lu, OB-GYN at the Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, …Read More
Immigrants Healthier than the Wealthiest?
In Episode Three: Becoming American (see video clip below) a startling fact emerges that recent Mexican immigrants have better health that most Americans! How can that be??? It is thought that immigrants are on the low end of the socioeconomic ladder, live in substandard housing, …Read More
Health is More than Health Care
According to the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program (2008), the United States ranks 34th in the world for life expectancy (we ranked 29th in 2004). People in Demark, Chile, Cuba, Korea, Italy and Andorra live longer. United States spends $7720 per …Read More