Health Topics

Population groups

American Indian and Alaska Native Health
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Alaska Native Health
American Indian Health
Arctic Health
Tribal Health

Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from:

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Access to care
  • Cultural factors

On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect American Indians and Alaska Natives.


American Native Continental Ancestry Group
Population Groups
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from: Genetics Environmental factors Access to care ...
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
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Pacific Islander Health

Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from:

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Access to care
  • Cultural factors

On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.


Hawaii
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Population Groups
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from: Genetics Environmental factors Access to care ...
Health Disparities
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Health Equity

Health disparities are health differences between different groups of people. These health differences may include

  • How many people get certain diseases
  • How severe the diseases are
  • How many people have complications because of the diseases
  • How many people die from a disease
  • Whether people can get health care
  • How many people get screened for a disease

These groups of people may be based on

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Immigrant status
  • Disability
  • Sex or gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Geography
  • Income
  • Level of education

NIH: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities


Healthcare Disparities
Health Status Disparities
Health System
Population Groups
Health disparities are health differences between different groups of people. These health differences may include How many people get certain diseases How ...
Hispanic American Health
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Latino Health

Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Access to care
  • Cultural factors

On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect Hispanic Americans.


Hispanic Americans
Population Groups
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from Genetics Environmental factors Access to care ...
Asian American Health
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Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Access to care
  • Cultural factors

On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect Asian Americans.


Asian Americans
Population Groups
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from Genetics Environmental factors Access to care ...
African American Health
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Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Access to care
  • Cultural factors

On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect African Americans.


African Americans
Population Groups
Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. Differences in the health of groups can result from Genetics Environmental factors Access to care ...
Children's Health
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Pediatrics

Your child's health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety.

It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child's development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems.

Other than checkups, school-age children should be seen for

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems

Pediatrics
Child Health
Child Health Services
Child, Hospitalized
Child Welfare
Children and Teenagers
Population Groups
Your child's health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy ...
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
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Bisexual Health
Homosexuality
LGBT Health
Lesbian Health
Transgender Health

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues.


Homosexuality
Sexual and Gender Minorities
Bisexuality
Transgender Persons
Health Services for Transgender Persons
Women
Men
Population Groups
Sexual Health Issues
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll ...
Men's Health
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Male Menopause
Menopause, Male

Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to

  • Smoke and drink
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to get the screening tests you need.


Men's Health
Men
Population Groups
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to Smoke and drink Make unhealthy or risky choices Put off regular ...
Older Adult Health
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Aging

People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many older adults live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. You need to know what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your health care provider know if you have any concerns.

Having a healthy lifestyle can help you to deal with normal aging changes and make the most of your life.


Aging
Older Adults
Population Groups
People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many older adults live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, ...