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Race-based Disparities in both Cancer and COVID-19

Race-based Disparities in both Cancer and COVID-19

Karen Peterson's story of self-advocacy shared earlier this month, addressed how race-based disparities inhibit equitable medical care for African Americans. With her recurrent breast cancer diagnosis, Peterson’s oncology team suggested she repeat chemotherapy, but...

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IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ADVOCACY

IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ADVOCACY

Based on: “Self-advocacy saved her life: Black Harlem woman sought her own cancer treatment in face of racial health care disparities” (The  New York Daily News) As a black woman living in Harlem, Karen Peterson recognized the challenges she would face as a result of...

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Painkillers and Antibiotics Can Weaken Your Immune System

Painkillers and Antibiotics Can Weaken Your Immune System

Medications can be lifesaving in many situations; however, they all have some side effects. Different medicines affect the body in different ways and even these effects can vary from person to person. As with any drug or medicine you take, antibiotics and painkillers...

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What are Health Disparities?

What are Health Disparities?

Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to reach your best health. They are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) When it...

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