Research Spotlights

Medicaid Expansion Benefits Young Adults

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July 25, 2022: ACA Medicaid expansion led to improved access to health care and decreases in health disparities, including reducing the number of uninsured patients and the rate at which young Black trauma patients die in the hospital following their injuries.



Dietary Patterns May Affect Asthma Risk and Lung Function

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Dec. 14, 2020: An NIMHD-supported study finds that for Hispanics, who are more affected by asthma than other racial/ethnic groups, eating certain foods could also increase risk of asthma and related symptoms. Among participants without asthma, eating a balanced, healthy diet was linked to better lung function....



Study Sheds Light on Mental Health Disparities in Adults With Dementia

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Nov. 12, 2020: Researchers found that people who reported feelings of serious depression and restlessness had an increased risk of having Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study also showed to what extent these serious signs of mental illness exist in African Americans and Hispanics compared with Whites....




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