KAISER PERMANENTE: Study Shows Black Stroke Patients More Likely to be Misdiagnosed, 06/23/2014

June 23, 2014

Study Shows Black Stroke Patients More Likely to be Misdiagnosed

About 800,000 Americans suffer from strokes each year, and nearly 130,000 die as a result of a stroke – that’s one death every four minutes.  Blacks are more than twice as likely as whites to suffer a stroke,partly due to the prevalence of obesity in black communities. As a result, this means they are more likely to die.  Therefore, it is incredibly important that African-American patients are properly diagnosed and effectively treated …

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NBC NEWS: Instead of the ER: Paramedics making house calls to chronic patients, 2/22

February 22, 2014

Instead of the ER: Paramedics Making House Calls to Chronic Patients

Individuals with chronic illnesses or those that are uninsured typically utilize the emergency room for primary medical care, yet this only leads to multiple, highly costly visits. Within the past year, it has been estimated that one in five Americans visited the emergency room for a total of 130 million visits, with costs ranging alarmingly from an average $750 to tens of thousands of dollars. Individuals with conditions such as asthma …

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