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Racial Health Disparities

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

Erin Schumaker

Lead Poisoning Has Devastating Health Consequences And Primarily Affects African-Americans | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, h...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. For her 40th birthday in October 2...

The Truth Behind Health Disparities And Exercise

Posted 04.18.2013 | Black Voices

While closing the gap on health disparities in the U.S. has focused on both social and behavioral interventions, a new study out of Vanderbilt Univers...

Should Your Zip Code Determine How Long You Live?

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Christopher

Here in the United States, a zip code can tell us a lot about how well and how long you'll live. So can census tracts. Most people are stunned to hear the differences.

Does Exercise Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

The benefits of exercise aren't all created equal, according to new research from the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina. Especi...

What Impacts Your Health in the District?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I bet you didn't realize that if you are a D.C. resident, your gender, your race, and what metro stop you live by actually helps determine how long you live and what you might die of.

Gene Demby

Civil Rights Groups Anxiously Awaiting Health Care Ruling | Gene Demby | Posted 06.28.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Follow HuffPost's live coverage and analysis here. Valerie Jarrett, the White Ho...