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The Color of Medicine, September 17, 2018

On Monday, September 17 at 5:30 pm, the Princeton Garden Theatre will screen THE COLOR OF MEDICINE, which chronicles the rise and fall of St. Louis, Missouri’s premier black hospital that at one point in history, trained the largest number…

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Even Famous And Successful Black Women Can Encounter Serious Pregnancy Complications

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers and the effect of racism.  To hear the…

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Linking Health and Mortality Racial Differences to Experience and Perceptions of Discrimination

In an op ed in the New York Times (November 12, 2017), Douglas Jacobs refers to the “[m]ore than 700 studies on the link between discrimination and health . . . published since 2000. This body of work establishes a…

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Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

An NPR segment reported on a “study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure. The genetic markers…

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The physical toll of racism

African-American women are 7.5 years biologically “older” than white women because of extreme stress, health experts say. Read the full article here.  

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