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Ciara Cerving Confidence for Black Women

Ciara launches ‘Cerving Confidence’ cervical cancer screenings campaign for Black women’s health The Grammy award-winning singer is partnering with The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) and Project Health Equality to promote cervical cancer screenings for Black women, who are two times more likely to die from the disease. Furthermore, a delay in testing can often …

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Black Patients Treated at Hospitals With Poor Safety Records

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter . Compared with white patients, Black adults are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to hospital safety in the United States, a new report warns. Black patients are significantly less likely to gain access to “high-quality” hospitals, an Urban Institute analysis found. As a result, they’re much more likely …

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ACR- Black Women More Likely to Get Inferior Breast Cancer Screening

American College of Radiology Confirms Black Women More Likely to Receive Inferior Breast Cancer Screening Than White Women, Points to Need for Stronger Breast Health Equity Reform Feb. 19, 2021 10:30 UTC Review of more than 800,000 mammograms reveals Black women less likely to be screened via digital breast tomosynthesis, despite the technology being proven …

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Diabetes Patients of Color Face Higher Covid 19 Risks

Black and Hispanic patients were also less likely to use diabetes technology, the study found. Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and Type 1 diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers analyzed data from 180 people with Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 from …

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Black scientist at ‘forefront’ of creating Covid vaccine

Anthony Fauci has praised the work of Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American scientist who the leading US public health expert said was “at the forefront” of the development of a leading coronavirus vaccine. In a conversation about mistrust of Covid-19 vaccines among Black people in an online forum with the National Urban League, Fauci said …

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How Can I Practice Better Self Care as a Parent?

It’s a balancing act …   Leesha E.C., MD, MPH Critically acclaimed author, feminist, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde boldly stated, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and this is an act of political warfare.” Whoa! Cue the mic drop. For so many of us, self-care indeed means bubble baths, mani-pedis, …

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Oakland physicians on COVID-19

How community health centers are serving Oakland through the crisis A ‘virtual roundtable’ with public-health experts from La Clínica de la Raza, the African American Wellness Project and Roots Community Health Center https://player.vimeo.com/video/406321531The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for front line healthcare workers across Oakland. But emergency-room nurses aren’t the only ones scrambling to …

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