Aired on October 1, 2022

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Aired on August 20, 2022

COVID-19 and Mental Health and Substance Use


Researchers have observed increases in substance use and drug overdoses in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic also presents unique challenges for people with substance

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Aired on August 13, 2022

Individual/Community Level Determinants and Managing Chronic and Cancer Disease Outcomes 8- 13-22


The social determinants of health describe factors at the individual and community level that can impact your health outcomes. For example, socioeconomic status, education, food security, and safe housing are all factors that can determine your

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Aired on August 6, 2022

Sickle Cell Disease and Health Disparities


Sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder of the red blood cells, is more common in Black people in the U.S. compared to other ethnicities—occurring in approximately 1 in 365 Black people. This disease can cause substantial,

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Aired on July 30, 2022

Community Health Workers and the Pandemic


In the weeks immediately after the pandemic spread to the United States, disadvantaged communities were faced with reduced access to care, a widening digital divide and inadequate supplies. Community health workers play a pivotal role in

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Aired on July 23, 2022

Heart Disease and the Black Community


Nearly 48% of Black women and 44% of Black men have some form of heart disease. The rate of heart disease is also higher in the growing middle and upper-class Black community than in White Americans with similar

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Aired on July 16, 2022

Cognitive Aging in Elderly Black People


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are increasing in prevalence. There may be almost 14 million Americans with these conditions by 2060. There will be four times

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