Category: Health & Wellness
She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story.
Many pregnant people say doctors and nurses do not listen to them and their concerns are often dismissed; pregnant Black people face an even higher burden.Read More
By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News Despite growing evidence of the harm caused by medical debt,...Read More
For three former gang members, their battle scars and faded tattoos recall the past. Because of those experiences on the front lines, some people trust these women more than they do the police. The women fill in the gaps for a community fighting economic inequality, homelessness, health disparities, and gun violence.Read More
The U.S. is seeing signs that the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new vulnerabilities to diseases long in retreat such as polio, which is highly contagious and potentially deadly.Read More
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Among the more remarkable legacies of the covid-19 pandemic is...Read More
In “Leaving Large: The Stories of a Food Addict,” Michelle Petties reveals that she was once so obese that some insurance companies refused to cover her. A recovering “stone-cold sugar addict,” Petties gained and lost 700 pounds during her 42-year battle with obesity. Then she rewrote the endings of her food stories and dropped from a high of 260 pounds.Read More
Inequality Is an Underlying COVID-19 Risk Factor
African Americans are contracting the coronavirus at an alarming rate, accounting for up to 70% of deaths in some areas. Is there hope? Yes, there are things that we can do, Dr. Melissa Clark explains. Click here to read.