A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Enslaved people's health was ignored from the country's beginning, laying the groundwork for today's health disparities
The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago.
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For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African-Americans and whites.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.
March 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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