Aired on February 18, 2021

Mental Health and Black Youth


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 February 11, 2021

Health Disparities on the Southside and Strategies to Promote Health Equity


Health disparities disproportionately impact the communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. People living in these neighborhoods are at a higher risk for adverse health impacts due to social, economic, and environmental disadvantages. It

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Aired on February 4, 2021

Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies, Importance of Different Vaccines, and Booster Shots


The death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. continues to rise as the nation struggles with a burst of cases in what’s become “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” It is important for residents to

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Aired on January 27, 2021

Covid-19 Denial and the Dangers of Misinformation/Disinformation


It has been almost two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time, there have been many people who deny the existence of Covid-19 and believe false information about what is happening. This

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Aired on January 8, 2021

Life Expectancy Gap Widening Between Black and Non-Black Chicagoans


The life expectancy gap between Black and non-Black Chicagoans has widened, according to a report from the Health Equity Index Committee at the Chicago Department of Public Health. Between 2012 and 2017, the gap grew from 8.3 years to 9.2

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Aired on January 6, 2021

Health Disparities and HIV/AIDS in the Black Community


The HIV/AIDS pandemic has existed since the early 1980s, with two groups being heavily impacted: men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users. Although infections have decreased over the years as a result

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