Low oxygen levels can be a sign that a patient is in danger. A device that measures oxygen levels has been shown to miss low oxygen levels in Black people much more often than in white people.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~9 min
Blacks are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites. A study that examined racism at the country level had surprising results.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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How California’s COVID-19 surge widens health inequalities for Black, Latino and low-income residents
California’s COVID-19 disparities are sobering. Everyone is at risk, but low-income, Black and Latino residents are dying at higher rates.
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 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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