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Yanica Faustin aims to expand her research in Black maternal health and reduce existing health inequities.
In one experiment, doctors felt far more certain diagnosing white men than Black patients or younger women.
There needs to be a core group of physicians, nurses, and a supportive hospital administration to share the workload.
Black women and their infants face higher health risks during pregnancy and childbirth.
COVID-19 increased the risk of preterm birth between 2020 and 2022, but the risk largely disappeared after the widespread vaccination.
Lawsuits try to stop programs that aim to reduce racial disparities in health care.
CDC reports a tenfold rise in congenital syphilis over a decade, part of an overall increase in STIs.
Monica Bertagnoli was asked about issues ranging from high drug prices to the opioid crisis to gender-affirming care.
New study shows hospitalizations would fall by more than 50% and emergency department visits by over 30%.
It’s supporting an organization that serves predominantly Black counties in the Deep South.
Black women—regardless of income or education—die during pregnancy at nearly three times the rate of white women.
What’s driving the wave is the recognition by policymakers of all political affiliations that the U.S. is in a maternal health crisis.
When clinics that provide abortions close, other services also shut down including cancer screening, contraception and STI and HIV services.
Infant mortality is by far the highest in the South, with Mississippi’s rate of 8.12 deaths per 1,000 live births ranking worst.
Although the nation made progress closing the gap between white and Black mortality from 1999 to 2011, COVID erased two decades of progress.
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