Fighting a Cancer That Rarely Targets Black Women Made Me Courageous

as said Nicole Audrey Spector It’s probably a sinus infection. That’s what my doctor thought when I came in a year ago with earache, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing, and congestion. I was examined and sent home with antibiotics. The swelling of my lymph nodes has decreased but all my other symptoms have gotten worse. …

There are Many Risks to the Mental Health of Black Women. For me, Juneteenth

The temperature rose above 80 degrees as my kids and I followed the marked path between historic residences in a suburban city center just minutes from our home. Their breathing was weary, their pace slowed in the afternoon heat, and they were thankful for breaks every time we stopped to listen to the history of …

Obesity in Black Women: Combating the Disease through Community

April is National Minority Health Month. fighting for Michele Tedder obesity It’s been a journey of a lifetime. Despite trying countless diet and exercise fads over the years, Tedder’s The weight continued to rise, exceeding 300 pounds in a 5-foot-1 frame. She decided on weight loss surgery after developing high blood pressure, joint pain, and …

Why Is It Important to Address Racism Against Black Women in Healthcare?

By Nebila El Bassel, Columbia University Forty years after the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Black women continue to carry the highest HIV burden among women. Although black women only represent 13% of the female populationThey accounted for more than half of HIV diagnoses among all women in the United States in 2018. Data from the US Centers …

Racism is a Strong Factor in the High Premature Birth Rate of Black Women,

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News Dr. The tipping point for Paula Braveman came when a long-time patient at a community clinic in San Francisco’s Mission District walked past the front desk and knocked on her office door to say goodbye. She said she would no longer come to the clinic because she could …

25 Years Study of Black Women, Links to Frequent Use of Ash-Based Hair

Kimberly Bertrand, Boston University Research Summary is a short excerpt about interesting academic studies. big idea Frequent and prolonged use of lye-based hair straightening products or relaxers may increase the risk of breast cancer in Black women compared to more moderate use. of Boston University Black Women’s Health Study It followed 59,000 African-American women for …