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Aired on May 21, 2022

Prostate Cancer and Black Men

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Prostate cancer takes a harsher toll on Black men than other men, including other men of color. In fact, Black men are 50% more likely to develop prostate cancer in their lifetime and twice as likely to

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Aired on May 14, 2022

Mental Health and Black Youth

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The current COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to the increased number of Black youth experiencing anxiety and depression. In addition, the rate of suicide among this group is increasing faster than any other racial or ethnic

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Aired on May 7, 2022

Healthier Living

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When you’re not at your healthiest, you can probably tell. You may simply feel “off.” You may find that you feel tired, your digestive system isn’t functioning as well as it normally does, and

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Aired on April 30, 2022

COVID-19 and the Elderly

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The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. Older unvaccinated adults are more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19. This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that

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Aired on April 23, 2022

Racism in Healthcare

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Racial and ethnic inequities in the US healthcare system have been happening since the beginnings of this country. In the 19th and 20th centuries, segregated Black hospitals were representative of separate but unequal healthcare. Racism resulted

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Aired on April 16, 2022

Radiology, Breast Imagery, and Early Detection

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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. Although mortality rates have decreased as a result of medical and technological advancements, cancer

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Aired on April 9, 2022

Colorectal Cancer and the Black Community

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Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the country. This disease is ravaging the Black community. In fact, Black people are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from

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Aired on April 2, 2022

Using Data and Research to Increase Civic Engagement and Policy Knowledge

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Every day, human services professionals in the public sector make complex policy decisions that affect citizens. They use insights collected from massive amounts of data to make strategic decisions. Data is a valuable source, not just

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Aired on March 26, 2022

Mental Health and the Black Community

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The stigma of mental health isn’t new to the Black community. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reportedly had severe depression during periods of his life and refused psychiatric treatment, even when urged to seek care

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Aired on March 19, 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 March 12, 2022

Cardiovascular Health in the Black Community

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death each year in the US. However, Black people are 30% more likely to die of this than other populations in the US. Why is this happening? Research shows Black

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Aired on March 5, 2022

COVID-19 Deaths and Racial Health Disparities

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Although COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily discriminate, some communities are far more susceptible to the disease. Black people are more likely to contract the virus – and to die from it than White people. The COVID-19 pandemic has

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