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VA patients of color less likely to be prescribed blood thinners for a common cardiac issue, study shows

Researchers found that Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native patients were less likely to receive newer and more effective — and now standard-of-care — blood thinners.

By Sojourner Ahebee/WHYY

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New Pa. initiative seeks to identify and reduce causes of health disparities

In Luzerne County, life expectancy is 73, but just minutes away, life expectancy is 85. While in Erie, life expectancy is 60, when just minutes away life expectancy is 80.

By Zoë Read/WHYY