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medical screening in commemoration of the International Day for Women at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by: Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)Emmanuel Osodi/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Black women living in America are nearly 50 percent more likely to have high blood pressure when compared to non-Hispanic […]

At a Pennsylvania hospital, a Black nurse said her emergency room colleagues routinely withheld pain medication from Black patients who sought relief from sickle cell disease. In Montana, a phlebotomist said fellow health care workers often made “ignorant comments” about the hospital’s Native American patients. Both of these accounts surfaced in a report this week […]

Raw sewage and runoff in the Tijuana River is exposing communities at the US-Mexico border to an unusual and noxious brew of pathogens and toxic chemicals, according to a report released this week. Billions of gallons of sewage flow through the river, which winds north from Mexico through

Gov. Wes Moore (D). Photo by Bryan P. Sears. The Moore administration announced over $15 million in grant awards and a budget proposal aimed to improve reproductive health care and abortion access across Maryland, according to a news release from the governor’s office Monday. The funding announcement comes during an election year when voters will […]

Before he moved to Clairton, John Perryman led a Walter Mitty life: a teenage hatmaker in Seattle, then itinerant dock worker and eventual union head, traveling everywhere from Saudi Arabia to the Soviet Union before retiring to Pittsburgh and co-founding an orphanage in Ethiopia. Perryman “has experienced the American work scene from the bottom up,” […]

Black adults across the United States suffer from sleep problems following exposure to news about unarmed Black individuals killed by police during police encounters, according to new findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine. The issue, researchers say, may compound the risk factors that poor sleep already poses for many […]

African Americans are disproportionately harder hit by cardiovascular disease risk factors and are as much as three times more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association. That’s why healthcare professionals emphasize that the connection between two major observances, […]

DETROIT — Smoky air from Canada’s wildfires shrouded broad swaths of the U.S. from Minnesota to New York and Kentucky on Wednesday, prompting warnings to stay inside and exacerbating health risks for people already suffering from industrial pollution. The impacts are particularly hard on poor and minority communities that are more likely to live near […]

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A new health clinic will be opening in downtown Portsmouth this week. It’s called the ETSI Health Clinic, which stands for Ending Transmission of Sexual Infections. Founder and Executive Director Nyonna Byers told 10 On Your Side it’s historic for two reasons. Byers said there’s no other clinic in Portsmouth offering […]

DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2024 — Black Americans have the highest incidence of cardiac arrest outside of the hospital and are significantly less likely to survive.[1] Cardiac arrest in Black neighborhoods is associated with alarmingly low treatment and survival rates and recent studies have shown lower rates of both bystander CPR and bystander AED use in […]


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