Race

A scandalous yet undeniable truth: Your race affects your health, both in terms of what you're at risk of, but also how you're treated.

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
3 hours ago
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

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

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

Is It Possible to Be 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

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
Fighting Words

Forcing Psych Meds on Detained Children Perpetuates Distrust About Mental Health Care

The unethical treatment not only affects these kids, but it could have lasting impacts on people of color seeking mental health treatment.
Nikhil "Sunny" Patel, MD, MPH
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD
8.3.18
Race

My Open Letter to Doctors About How to Treat Black and Latinx HIV Patients

New research reinforces the fact that doctors are unable to effectively engage with high-risk communities. Here's why.
George M. Johnson
7.26.18
reproductive rights

This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years

How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Susan Rinkunas
7.26.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
mental health

Why Do People Drastically Change Their Skin Color?

The complicated psychology of why some people obsessively tan and why others use bleaching products to lighten their skin.
Melissa Pandika
7.19.18