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Doctors Focus On Minority Health

April 7th, 2008 by flanews

Doctors, nurses, and activists were in Tallahassee today to draw attention to the health problems facing minorities. Minorities are less likely to have insurance, due to poverty. Theyre also less likely to receive preventative care. The Secretary of the Florida Health Department Ana Viamonte-Ros says many health problems facing low income minorities face can be prevented with good oral hygiene.

Minority populations are less likely to have access to the oral care that prevents and protects tooth decay, periodontal disease, gingivitis, oral cancer and others, Viamonte-Ros said.

April is National Minority Health Month. This years focus is oral health.

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