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.

Race
Race

Should Doctors Screen Women of Color for Breast Cancer Even Earlier?

Researchers say current screening guidelines don’t take into account racial differences in when breast cancer develops or how aggressive it is.
Jessica Migala
3.12.18
Race
Race

Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
2.20.18
Smoking
Smoking

Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

They make inhaling more comfortable and are often marketed to younger, newer smokers and people of color.
Jessica Migala
2.14.18
suicide
suicide

Suicide Research Under-Represents People of Color

It's treated like it's just a white people thing.
Kimya N. Dennis
2.13.18
Race
Race

The Test We Use to Detect Depression Is Designed for White People

Depression looks different for young black Americans and our current screening is leaving many of them undiagnosed.
Melissa Pandika
2.13.18
Race
Race

Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman

Six black women tell us how they had to advocate for themselves in the doctor's office.
Joanne Spataro
2.2.18
rights
rights

How Fear of Deportation Affects the Body

It's not enough that it wreaks havoc on a person's mental health.
Melissa Pandika
1.30.18
immigration
immigration

Fear of Deportation Is Scaring Legal Immigrants Out of Getting Healthcare

People are afraid their information will be used to find their undocumented relatives.
Jesse Hicks
1.22.18
Trump's first year
Trump's first year

Trump Is Creating a Public Health Crisis For Undocumented Immigrants

Anti-immigrant sentiments have a chilling effect on vulnerable undocumented populations.
Kunal Sindhu
1.19.18
Race
Race

Vanderbilt Surgery Resident Says His Program Is Discriminating Against Him

“They didn’t even punish the guy who physically assaulted me,” Eugene Gu says.
Ankita Rao
1.18.18
Trump's First Year
Trump's First Year

Trump's Bigotry Will Make Millions of Americans More Sick

His actions ensure that discrimination will continue to be a problem well into the future.
Kunal Sindhu
1.17.18
Doctor's Note
Doctor's Note

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.
Sanithia L. Williams, MD
1.12.18