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Black People Are Getting Sicker And Being Hospitalized More Often Than Whites This Flu Season

The CDC warns that this season’s flu is making people sicker earlier in the year, and is landing Black people at a higher rate than whites.
12/03/2022

Blacks, Other People Of Color More Likely To Be Hospitalized For Flu, Study Finds

The new published research also finds Black, Hispanic, Native American and Alaska Natives are also less likely to be vaccinated than their White or Asian counterparts.
10/19/2022

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Why Black Men Face Unacceptable Disparities

Black men are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with and over twice as likely to die from the disease, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
09/22/2022

OPINION: Are Pulse Oximeters Ultimately Harmful To Black Medical Patients?

The devices were thought of as a useful tool during the pandemic, but their limitations can be harmful for patients of color.
08/23/2022

OPINION: Preventing Suicide and Caring For Black Men’s Mental Health The Right Way

The tragic loss of Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr., is a stark reminder of how important it is to understand what is behind the disproportionate number of Black men who choose to end their lives.
01/28/2022

Ashanti's New Song Gets Better the More You Drink Water

Bottoms up!
06/02/2021

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Explains Why the White House’s Multiple Vaccine Initiatives Are Starting At The Community Level

How the White House plans to build vaccine confidence.
03/25/2021

Morehouse School of Medicine Dean Takes Coronavirus Vaccine On CNN, Urging Black People To Trust Science

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice says the vaccine is safe.
12/21/2020

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Once Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, He Says In Op-Ed

The NBA icon wants to bring focus to Black health issues.
12/11/2020

Study Suggests Attending an HBCU Could Be Better For Your Health

Research shows Black alumni may have lower health risks.
11/11/2020