racial disparities

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.

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.

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.

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

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

What Is Alopecia? It’s No Laughing Matter for Millions of Black American Women

The Oscar slap seen around the world was sparked by a joke about Jada Pinket Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has been public about her battle with Alopecia.

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

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

New Insights From Biology Can Help Overcome Siloed Thinking in Cancer Clinical Trials and Treatment

Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment

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

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

A New, Lower Threshold for Lead Poisoning in Children Means More Kids Will Get Tested – but the Ultimate Solution Is Eliminating Lead Sources

The most lead-contaminated neighborhoods in cities are often the poorest and home to the highest percentage of nonwhite children

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‘Truth and Healing Commission’ Could Help Native American Communities Traumatized by Government-Run Boarding Schools That Tried to Destroy Indian Culture

The schools represent a particularly insidious method of attempting forced assimilation because they involved the removal of children, sometimes by kidnapping, from their families and communities

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Racism a Strong Factor in Black Women’s High Rate of Premature Births, Study Finds

Black women are about 1.6 times as likely as whites to give birth more than three weeks before the due date

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Americans Are in a Mental Health Crisis – Especially African Americans. Can Churches Help?

During the summer of 2020, a CDC survey found that 15% of Black respondents had "seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days," compared with 8% of white respondents

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