health disparities

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With Obesity on the Rise, Why Are Treatments So Hard to Get?

Insurance policies and healthcare shortages stand in the way of obesity treatment

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MS and Women of Color

Multiple sclerosis has long been characterized as a white woman’s illness, leaving too many women of color misdiagnosed

African American woman in pajamas resting in her bed at home.

La EM y las mujeres de color

La esclerosis múltiple se ha considerado durante mucho tiempo como una enfermedad de mujeres de raza blanca, haciendo que muchas mujeres de color reciban diagnósticos erróneos

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Did You Know That Heart Disease Affects Women of Color Differently?

The risk of cardiovascular disease among women, especially women of color, is poorly understood, yet the statistics speak for themselves. Here's what you need to know.

Including LGBTQ+ People in the Menopause Conversation

Including LGBTQ+ People in the Menopause Conversation

Everyone who menstruates goes through menopause. And everyone who menstruates should be able to get care during the transition.

Makeba L. Williams, M.D.

A Conversation with Makeba L. Williams, M.D., About Health Equity and Menopause

An OB-GYN explains how health disparities can worsen the midlife transition for many women of color

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Women’s Health Concerns Are Not Always Taken Seriously — and It’s Even Worse for Women of Color

Women, especially women of color, are often dismissed and ignored by healthcare providers. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Obesity, Racism and Covid: A Deadly Combination

Social determinants of health contribute to higher rates of obesity among Black, Hispanic and Native American women. And that makes Covid more dangerous for them.

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La obesidad, el racismo y el covid-19: Una combinación mortal

Factores determinantes sociales de la salud contribuyen con mayores índices de obesidad de mujeres de raza negra, hispánicas y nativas estadounidenses. Y eso hace que el covid-19 sea más peligroso para ellas.

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Where You Live, Work, Learn and Play Can Affect Your Breast Health

Learn about social determinants of health and how they apply to breast cancer

woman food shopping, getting a mammogram and walking across a street

Los lugares en los que vives, trabajas, aprendes y juegas pueden afectar tu salud mamaria

Obtén información acerca de los determinantes sociales de la salud y cómo estos aplican en lo que se refiere al cáncer de mama

Hope Giselle

Embracing Hope: The Transformative Power of Gender-Affirming Care

I’m a Black trans activist — and gender-affirming care changed my life

Racial Bias in Medical Calculations Can Create Healthcare Inequities

Racial Bias in Medical Technology Can Create Health Inequities

Healthcare has long relied on technological devices, mathematical formulas and calculations to treat patients — but that can harm people of color

Racial Bias in OB-GYN Care

The Cost of Racial Bias in OB-GYN Care

Systemic bias can put women of color at greater risk of missed diagnoses, delayed treatment and at worst, loss of life

Why Don’t Women Get the Same Treatment for Heart Disease as Men

Why Don’t Women Get the Same Treatment for Heart Disease as Men?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and men, so why are women being given different treatment?

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