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Results related to “health disparities”

Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound

Despite Obamacare Advances, Racial Health Disparities for Women of Color Abound

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2014, 4:25PM

How does your state fare?

Topics: Health, /NOW

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 7:45AM

A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.

Topics: Health

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

by Rod McCullom on May 19 2011, 10:27AM

A new study finally proves “treatment as prevention” remarkably slows HIV’s spread. But huge numbers of black people living with HIV don’t know they are positive and aren’t in treatment.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

More on Health Impact of Longterm Joblessness

More on Health Impact of Longterm Joblessness

by Kai Wright on November 18 2010, 11:36AM

Reader Barbara Glickstein offers a view from caregivers.

Topics: Kai Wright

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race

CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race

by Kai Wright on October 21 2010, 12:02PM

High rates among all races are clumped in the South, where comprehensive sex ed is rare.

Topics: Kai Wright

American Science's Racist History Still Haunts the World

American Science’s Racist History Still Haunts the World

by Michelle Chen on October 6 2010, 10:26AM

Yet another example of American science’s horrific history found in Guatemala.

Topics: Global Justice

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 11:35AM

The good news is that this injustice can be at least partially remedied through human action.

Topics: Environment

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

by Kai Wright on August 15 2010, 11:50AM

Commenter Gordo chimes in with a smart idea from Minneapolis: Mini-markets

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems Photo

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on August 13 2010, 3:30PM

We’re glad Michelle Obama’s got our back, but here’s what some folks are doing on their own—and what you can do too.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

It's Not Just Bullets Scarring Chicago Public Housing Residents

It’s Not Just Bullets Scarring Chicago Public Housing Residents

by Michelle Chen on August 13 2010, 9:00AM

Urban Institute study shows years of trauma may leave families with wounds that don’t heal.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls' Bodies?

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2010, 1:27PM

The latest research suggests an array of social and environmental factors may be causing girls bodies to develop prematurely, especially girls of color.

Topics: Environment, Health, On Gender

Michelle Obama: Let's Make Schools Feed Kids Real Food

Michelle Obama: Let’s Make Schools Feed Kids Real Food

by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 12:43AM

The First Lady plugs the policy-meat on the bones of her childhood obesity campaign.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

What's Really Killing Black People?

What’s Really Killing Black People?

by Kai Wright on July 22 2010, 2:44PM

ColorLines commenter Victor points to a troublingly long list of things.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

Sick Neighborhoods Create Barriers to Health for Men of Color

Sick Neighborhoods Create Barriers to Health for Men of Color

by Michelle Chen on July 22 2010, 2:25PM

Exploring community wellness as a collective whole, we see a grim prognosis emerging from the social systems surrounding Black and Latino men and boys.

Topics: Health, On Gender

White House Bans Abortion Coverage in New High-Risk Pools

White House Bans Abortion Coverage in New High-Risk Pools

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 8:00AM

And women of color are most likely to pay the price. Reproductive justice advocates are asking people to write the administration and demand better.

Topics: Obama Abortion Ban, On Gender

HIV in Poor U.S. Neighborhoods as Intense as Developing World

HIV in Poor U.S. Neighborhoods as Intense as Developing World

by Kai Wright on July 19 2010, 11:21AM

But neither HIV nor the poverty to which it’s tied is evenly distributed between races.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

Reaching Puberty Early

Reaching Puberty Early

by Susan H. Shane on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Environmental factors are putting Black girls at risk.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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