Black Mothers Are Dying

January 12, 2018

The toll of racism on maternal health. The recent, high-profile death of Erica Garner, a 27-year-old African-American mother of two — one of them a 4-month-old infant — is a tragic example of how racism and access to health care for black mothers is a national crisis

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Poor and minority patients receive less optimal pain management, are placed on enhanced recovery protocols later than wealthier, white counterparts

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Who Gets Health in Old Age?

September 20, 2017

Rich, White People. Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities

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Providing women and minorities with access to our finest educational research institutions is not only morally correct, it makes good sense… Diversity not only improves biomedical research training programs but is essential to them, as a cursory look at medical history shows

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Longtime Baltimore Ravens fan, and composer of ‘Unseen’, via the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Program, Judah Adashi, considers the ethics of NFL fandom in 21st century America

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Honors for Racist Scientists

September 7, 2017

As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash

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Striking a Balance

July 24, 2017

Between Safe Spaces and Physician Skill in Medicine

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It has been 45 years since the nation learned that more than 600 African-American men from rural Alabama were experimented on without their consent, and left untreated in a notorious federally funded syphilis study

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