Race and Health

Exploring preventable differences in outcomes, access, and treatment.

Fighting Words

What Constant Images of Racial Violence on Social Media Are Doing to My Body and Mind

Watching videos where black people are being harmed can result in vicarious traumatization—the trauma, even though it didn't happen to you, will resonate on a mental and physical level.
George M. Johnson
3 days ago
Phys Ed

Taper Madness Is Real and This Is How You Can Avoid it Before a Big Race

In the weeks before a big marathon—when you're not getting that long-run endorphin hit—things can get a little emotionally haywire.
Allie Volpe
5 days ago
Fighting Words

Only White People Can Get Away With the Microdosing Trend

Americans have been increasingly vocal about the potential benefits of psychedelics. But there are few, if any, black voices contributing the conversation. Why?
Carmen Chandler
12.19.18
Disparities

The Lingering Effects of Wildfires Will Disproportionately Hurt People of Color

The health impacts of wildfire aftermath can be far-reaching—and they're an often overlooked part of racial health disparities.
L. Parshley
12.7.18
Race and Health

When Racism Anchors Your Health

An exploration of health disparities in America shows that even if you’re a black American in 2018 with a sound bank account, you can’t buy whiteness.
George Johnson
12.4.18
Phys Ed

Setu Yoga Has a Plan to Make Yoga Less Skinny and White

This yoga collective is making room for leaders from marginalized groups.
Rajul Punjabi
10.17.18
psychedelics

Black Americans Are Being Left Out of Psychedelics Research

One team is trying to figure out how to change that.
Kaitlin Sullivan
10.1.18
Race and Health

The Massive Racial Blind Spot in Cancer-Drug Studies

A new ProPublica investigation sheds light on this considerable problem.
Shayla Love
9.25.18
Race and Health

The Need for Patient Advocacy When You're Black in the Doctor's Office

Doctors tells us the most effective ways to advocate for a friend or family member.
George M. Johnson
9.19.18
Phys Ed

How to Find a Body-Positive Personal Trainer

Please don't ever say "beach body" to me.
Rajul Punjabi
8.30.18
body

The Motivation for a Muscular Body Can Be Different for Asian-American Men

"You want to buck the stereotype. And one thing in your control is your physique.”
Christine Ro
8.22.18
Race and Health

La La Anthony's Documentary Examines the Dangers of Illegal Butt Injections

Anthony tells us about how America's obsession with black women's curves is more dangerous than it seems.
La La Anthony
8.21.18
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