June 19, 2017

"The Affordable Care Act narrows the gap in care between Mexican-Americans and white Americans with high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease," Science Daily reports, citing a new study by UMD health services administration researcher Dr. Dylan Roby and researchers from Drexel University and the University of Virginia. "This particular study was motivated by the finding that Mexican-heritage Latinos have lower rates of hypertension, but worse patterns of treatment and control relative to whites," said Ryan McKenna, PhD, assistant professor in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health and leader of the study published in Medical Care

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