The Connection Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Women’s Health

The Connection Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Health

Reviewed by Nieca Goldberg, M.D.In 1994, iconic singer Patti LaBelle lived every performer’s worst nightmare — she collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans. LaBelle attributed her fall to exhaustion until she learned she had Type 2 diabetes.

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People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person Here Doesn’t Live That Long.

People Over 75 Are First in Line to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. The Average Black Person Here Doesn’t Live That Long.

By Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, ProPublicaThis story was originally published by ProPublica.MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rosalyn Campbell and her husband, Calvin, are waiting for what may be the most in-demand item on the planet: the

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With Vaccinations, Your Voice Matters

With Vaccinations, Your Voice Matters

Reviewed by Sabra Klein, PhDAs COVID-19 vaccines make their way into the arms of the most vulnerable Americans, those of us toward the back of the line have time to make decisions about our vaccination plans. It’s important to be

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COVID-19 and the Growing Importance of Diverse Participation in Clinical Trials

COVID-19 and the Growing Importance of Diverse Participation in Clinical Trials

If the COVID-19 pandemic has given us any silver lining, it’s that it has greatly influenced the way our medical society approaches studies and clinical trials. While the worldwide crisis has undoubtedly caused devastation on levels most of us haven’t

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The Personal and Financial Toll Alzheimer’s Takes on Women of Color

The Personal and Financial Toll Alzheimer’s Takes on Women of Color

When Stephanie Monroe began her advocacy work on Capitol Hill to fight Alzheimer’s disease, she had no idea of the upheaval her own family would face when an Alzheimer’s diagnosis hit home years later. To care for her father, who

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Black Organizations Are Doing Their Part to Get More Black People Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Black Organizations Are Doing Their Part to Get More Black People Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As a labor and delivery nurse, Gina Jones knew she’d be among the first Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it was released last December. Although she planned to be vaccinated, she admitted some apprehension about the process. “I

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Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects more than 32 million adults. The disease is characterized by a gradual breakdown of the cushions between bones, which can lead to joint pain and stiffness in the hands, knees, hips,

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Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

Since 2015, Shannon, a 40-year-old New York native, has lived in a domestic violence shelter for people with disabilities: Barrier Free Living (BFL), which has services in Manhattan and the Bronx. BFL is one of the few programs nationwide dedicated

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Melissa Blake Is Disabled and Proud of It

Melissa Blake Is Disabled and Proud of It

It never fails: Every time I mention how I’m proud to be disabled, people react with a mix of awe and utter shock.”How can you ever be proud to be disabled? No one would ever actually want to be disabled,

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Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health NewsWhen Allison Scott came out as a trans woman in 2013, she told not only family and friends, but also her primary care physician.She didn’t need his help with hormone therapy. She had another doctor

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