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Aired on November 26, 2022

Children’s Vaccinations

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Babies are born with protection against some diseases because their mothers pass proteins made by the body to fight disease to them before birth. Breastfed babies continue to get more antibodies in breast milk. But in

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Aired on November 19, 2022

Mind-Body Medicine

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The American healthcare system must address the influence of psychological stress and the social contexts that lead to disparate health outcomes among the Black community. The Black community faces stressful experiences due to distinct socio-historical and

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Aired on November 12, 2022

The Gun Violence Epidemic

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Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. Guns kill more than 38,000 people and cause nearly 85,000 injuries each year. The number of gun deaths in 2021 climbed even higher and is approaching

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Aired on October 22, 2022

Importance of Primary Care Providers

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Generally speaking, people in good health rarely need medications or have the need to see a specialist. So, it’s probably natural that most give little thought to selecting a primary care provider. At some point,

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Aired on October 15, 2022

Tobacco Cessation & Weight Management

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Smoking and obesity are the two leading causes of death in the U.S. Two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and approximately 9 million adults who are obese are smokers. Tobacco

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Aired on October 8, 2022

COVID-19 and Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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COVID-19 pandemic’s social restrictions have prompted a surge in the mental health needs of children of all ages. Nationwide 4.3 million children/adolescents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of August 2021, and many of them have

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Aired on October 1, 2022

Trauma, HIV/AIDS, and Substance Use in the Black Community

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People who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections, such as HIV and AIDS. Drug use and addiction have been linked with

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Aired on September 24, 2022

COVID-19: A Patient’s and Frontliner’s Experiences

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The COVID-19 outbreak was declared as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Doctors form an essential part of an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have critical roles in diagnosis, containment and treatment, and their commitment

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Aired on September 17, 2022

Breast Cancer & Survivorship

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Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. Once a patient is diagnosed, they are considered a “Survivor”. Survivorship begins at diagnosis

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Aired on September 10, 2022

Addressing Disparities in Cancer Treatments

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All people should have a fair and just opportunity to live a longer, healthier life free from cancer regardless of who they are. Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it doesn’t affect

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Aired on September 3, 2022

Black Women’s Health & Gynecological Disparities

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Uterine fibroids and endometriosis are gynecological issues with similarities in symptoms including abnormal uterine bleeding and chronic pelvic pain and can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. Some racial and ethnic

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Aired on August 27, 2022

Health Disparities and Quality of Care in Kidney Disease

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Although Black people make up just 13% of the United States population, they make up about 35% of people with kidney failure in the U.S. Kidney disease in Black people is a major public health issue. For

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