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July 13, 2009

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  • The existence of health disparities between racial and ethnic groups is common knowledge among public health wonks. But the average American may find the numbers shocking: In impoverished urban areas like Harlem, one-third of black girls and two-thirds of boys who reach their 15th birthdays don't reach their 65th. That's almost triple the rate of early death among average Americans.
  • What happens when you forget to list hypertension as a pre-existing condition? The insurance company doesn't pay for your heart stent.
  • The Georgia Commission on Men's Health released its 2009 report earlier in the week. The study finds men live an average of five fewer years than women, with heart disease, stroke and cancer accounting for more than 50 percent of all male deaths in the state.

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