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Dr. Neel Shah

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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Obesity Among Black Women: Fighting the Disease Through Community

Why do Black women have the highest rates of obesity in the U.S.? The answer lies beyond the numbers on the scale.

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New Report Finds U.S. Women Have the Highest Rate of Maternal Deaths Among High-Income Countries

We knew the US healthcare system did a poor job of serving women. The Commonwealth Fund Report reveals the situation is even worse than we thought.

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Transgender People of Color Face Unique Challenges as Gender Discrimination and Racism Intersect

The health care system has historically been a fraught with danger for trans people of color

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I Was Bleeding to Death on the Bathroom Floor — While the Medics Insisted I Couldn’t Afford the Ambulance Ride

I was having a medical emergency but racism, classism and sexism got in the way of my care

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What’s Sexual Orientation Got to Do With It? LGTBQ People Face Discrimination in Healthcare

It’s 2022 — and LGBTQ discrimination in healthcare is still a thing

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The Sex of Your Cells Matters When It Comes to Heart Disease

Sex and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease are rampant

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Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

As of July, nearly 1 in 4 Americans were enrolled in the program

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How the Pandemic’s Unequal Toll on People of Color Underlines US Health Inequities – and Why Solving Them Is so Critical

Racial and ethnic minorities have borne significantly higher risks of Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths than white people

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Why Addressing Racism Against Black Women in Health Care Is Key to Ending the US HIV Epidemic

When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black

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