Greater Health

Here’s What Really Cuts Black Lives Short!

Among the growing middle- and upper-class African American community, health outcomes are still poorer in African Americans, even when their socioeconomic status is comparable to white Americans.

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Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware We Have

Many large-scale disparities we see in society also show up in small-scale studies of behavior. So, how are these inequalities sustained in a country that prides itself on egalitarianism?

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Despite Trump, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Has Begun in N.C.

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” Pres. Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet.

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Will Obamacare Marketplaces Suffer as Open Enrollment Begins?

The Trump administration’s executive order to some elements of the Affordable Care Act’s administration is creating

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Our Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years of Life You Have Left

Want to know your own estimate of healthy years ahead? We developed a free online tool that lets you calculate healthy, unhealthy and total life expectancy. This is work in progress.

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African American Holistic Doctor Releases New Line of All-Natural Herbal Ointments

You shape your own quality of life. No doctor, lawyer, or teacher has the impact on your life that you do. No one! That’s what Dr. Nancy J. Williams taught her clients for over 10 years at her holistic wellness center …

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Even Oprah Had to Fight Depression, Find Out How She Did It

Many people have the misconception that depression is a white man’s disease. It is not. Black people also suffer from depression but are more reluctant to talk about it or seek help. Even billionaire Oprah Winfrey had to overcome depression, and her being famous was not a cure!

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Combating Colorism: Dark Skin Activist, Author and Actress Rashida Strober

Not only did she write and produce the play, she also brilliantly plays five women. The queen of dark skin has also written the most books on the topic of dark skin. Rashida has four books and two plays.

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Munroe Bergdorf, Jemele Hill, And The Censorship Of Black Women

Black women often end up at the receiving end of censure and backlash when they speak up about vital issues.  When will brands stand behind the Black women they employ, especially when their backing is crucial to the advocacy of minorities?

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New Project Explores Links Between Race, Religion and Health

African Americans report higher levels of religiosity than any other ethnic group in the United States, making religion and spirituality a strong avenue for prevention and intervention efforts.

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The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs

The recent opioid epidemic has produced what we might call “involuntary” addicts. Opioids are very effective at managing otherwise intractable pain. Yet they also produce surges in dopamine release.

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Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer From Mental Distress

Given the disproportionate access to paid sick leave based on race, ethnicity and income status, coupled with its relationship to health and mental health, paid sick leave must be viewed as a health disparity,

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