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Overall Preterm Birth Rates in the United States Increased Last Year — And They Rose for Women of Color

Overall Preterm Birth Rates in the United States Increased Last Year — And They Rose for Women of Color

Race and economic status continue to impact birth outcomes for moms and babies

Do Ethnicity and Race Increase Risk for Head & Neck Cance

Do Ethnicity and Race Put People at Higher Risk for Head and Neck Cancers?

New research suggests environment and behavior — not genetics — raise your head and neck cancer risk

Do Ethnicity and Race Increase Risk for Head & Neck Cance

Tu etnia y ubicación geográfica pueden elevar el riesgo de cánceres de cabeza y cuello

Nuevas investigaciones sugieren que el entorno y el comportamiento, no la genética, incrementan tu riesgo

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Can Living in the U.S. Increase Your Risk of Preterm Birth?

Women in the U.S. are more likely to give birth early compared to women in other developed nations. What makes the U.S. different?

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Why Are Black Women More Likely to Die from Endometrial Cancer?

Delayed diagnoses, more aggressive tumor types and other healthcare disparities place Black women at a greater risk of dying from endometrial cancer compared to white women

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The Importance of Black Dermatologists: Skin Care Must See Color

Only 3% of U.S. dermatologists are Black. It’s a disparity that can have devastating effects for Black patients experiencing skin and hair care concerns.

How Health Inequities Put Women of Color and Rural Women at Risk Infographic

How Health Inequities Put Women of Color and Rural Women at Risk

Improving health outcomes requires addressing health inequities among socially disadvantaged groups

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Learn how factors in the environment affect people’s health and contribute to health disparities

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No, Latinos Don’t Actually Have Less Heart Disease – a New Large Study Refutes the Longstanding ‘Latino Paradox’

For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question

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Race, Gender and the Ways These Identities Intersect Matter in Cancer Outcomes

Cancer care research usually overlooks the multiple identities of individual patients

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15 Minutes With: Dr. Neel Shah Talks to HealthyWomen About Racism in Healthcare

One of the experts from Oprah’s new documentary, “The Color of Care” discusses racism in the healthcare system and how it especially harms Black Women

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Why Do Women of Color Have Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes?

Breast cancer treatment and survival are worse for women of color. Healthcare disparities are to blame.

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