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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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6 Signs You Have An Autoimmune Disease

Lupus. Multiple sclerosis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Sjogren’s syndrome. Rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune hepatitis. Celiac disease. Crohn’s disease. Juvenile-onset diabetes. Most people are surprised to learn that these are all examples of autoimmune diseases. Although these diseases are common and relevant, it is usually not until celebrities announce that they have been stricken with an autoimmune disease that …

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5 Symptoms Like An STD, But It Could Be Something Else

There are a few common health issues that almost every person will experience in her lifetime. Burning during urination, changes in vaginal discharge for women and certain smells are usually associated with STDs, but the following issues can occur without sexual activity occurring. And during your regular brushing you may see things that may cause …

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VNR1 partners with AAWP to Combat Health Disparities

VNR1 Communications Partners with The African American Wellness for First of its Kind PSA Campaign to Combat Health Disparities in the African American Community Dallas, TX (December 3, 2020) — VNR1 Communications today announced a partnership with the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) to release a nationally syndicated PSA campaign on the health issues that …

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