Losing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, Too

A combination of surgery, exercise and medication gave me a brand new lifestyle. I've never looked back.

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Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms. Doing so Is Complicated.

Black patients make up more than 35% of people on dialysis but just 13% of the U.S. population

Access & Affordability

An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information

A new movie produced by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s anti-vaccine group tries to capitalize on the covid-19 pandemic, the racial justice movement and renewed interest in the history of medical racism

Prevention & Screenings

Trying to Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek out Black Obstetricians

In addition to shared culture and values, a Black physician can offer Black patients a sense of safety, validation and trust

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Closing the Mental Health Gap for Women of Color

More people of color are seeking mental health services, but finding a therapist of color can be difficult

Self-Care & Mental Health

Sending Science Majors Into Elementary Schools Helps Latino and Black Students Realize Scientists Can Look Like Them

Research shows a more diverse scientific community could lead to more innovation, better health care, more supportive academic spaces and a greater trust in science

Science and Technology

Seed Money: Black Entrepreneurs Hope Pandemic Gardening Boom Will Grow Healthier Eating

Gardening, or even viewing plants, can reduce stress and diminish feelings of fear, anger or sadness

Your Wellness

Barriers to Care: Head and Neck Cancer

From getting a diagnosis to finding care, head and neck cancer can be difficult to manage

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Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis Brings More Attention to Solving Long-Ignored Racial Gaps in Health

Where someone lives is the greatest predictor of health and life expectancy. A person's ZIP code is also a good predictor of their race and ethnicity.

Access & Affordability

What You Need to Know About Obesity

If you or a loved one has obesity, here are some facts to help you understand this common disease

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Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

Healthcare providers need to look at more than what's on the plate to understand obesity

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Nearly 60 Million Americans Don’t Drink Their Tap Water, Research Suggests – Here’s Why That’s a Public Health Problem

People who don't trust their tap water shift to more expensive and often less healthy options, like bottled water or sugary drinks

Your Wellness

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease.

Prevention & Screenings

Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

Women in pain are less likely to be fully treated for their symptoms. More groups are working toward equity.

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