racial health disparities

National Women’s Check-Up Day: What Black Women Need to Know Before You See the Doctor

While healthcare inequity is prevalent in this county, there are ways to ensure that your mind and body receive the essential services they need.

FDA To Ban Formaldehyde In Hair Straighteners Used By Black Women

The agency has long known that the chemical can increase the risk of developing cancer.

Black Patients Have Higher Post-Surgery Mortality Rate Than White Patients

Systemic racism is at the core of U.S. health care disparities, the CDC says.

Structural, Environmental Racism May Speed Aging In Black People

The researchers show the harmful impact of living in disadvantaged communities in a racist society.

Study: Black Americans experienced 1.6 Million ‘Excess Deaths’ Compared To Whites Over 22 years

Heart disease, cancer and COVID-19 were the main drivers of the mortality rate disparity, blamed in part on structural racism.
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New Book Alert!: Author Linda Villarosa Goes Deep ‘Under The Skin’ And Explores How Racism Prematurely Ages Black Americans

"The lived experience of being Black in America is doing something to our bodies, plus the treatment in the healthcare system... can be unfair."
Health visitor and a senior woman during nursing home visit

New Study Shows Life Expectancy Within Black And Hispanic Communities Has Dropped Drastically Since WWII

Economic and health gaps between the races were to blame.

[Watch] Hospital Volunteer Goes on Disgusting Racist Rant

The white woman wanted to get "these people" out.
woman visiting doctor

Commentary: Why HIV Testing Matters to You

March 10 is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.