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Racial Health Disparities

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | 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.

CPR Less Likely In Certain Neighborhoods, Study Shows

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.25.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders...

Gene Demby

Civil Rights Groups Anxiously Awaiting Health Care Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Gov't Reveals Plan To Shrink Racial, Economic Health Inequalities

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- From cradle to grave, minority populations tend to suffer poorer health and get poorer health care than white Americans. In a first-of-i...