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African American health

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The vast majority of people with sickle cell disease are Black. Sickle cell researchers, physicians and patients believe these disparities exist – and persist – because of systemic racism.
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For African Americans, cultural considerations can significantly shape the way survivors and their communities handle rape.

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If black kids are seeing more alcohol ads than their counterparts, is it any wonder that alcohol is their drug of choice?

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A controversial abortion bill becomes law in Virginia, the high costs of Alzheimer's, the link between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Medical breakthroughs in curing sickle-cell anemia and treating prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS may dramatically improve life for millions of patients, but significant barriers keep many African Americans from receiving this new, high-quality care.

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Redefining Alzheimer's disease could dramatically change the way this disease of aging is diagnosed, treated. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Reporter Jan Jarvis looks at how black women are dealing with HIV in their community.


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