Fathers often place more emphasis on their role as head of household than their health.
Two experts ask whether dads are making their health a priority. Evidence suggests not. Pressures to provide income often hold fathers back.
An image of Bob Marley at a Bob Marley Exhibit in Miami Oct. 16, 2013.
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but the messaging around sunscreen for people with black skin needs to changes. Sunscreen has never been shown to reduce skin cancer risk in black people.
Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 3, 1968, giving the last speech of his life. He addressed social inequalities, discussing the low pay of garbage workers in that city.
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On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. At the root of the injustice that King preached about is structural inequalities. An expert explains what that means.
Providing tools to help African-American men with prostate cancer make decisions about care can make a big difference.
Prostate cancer outcomes have differed between black men and other ethnic groups for decades. Could improving the way doctors talk and share information with black patients make a difference?
From left to right: Toya Tolson, Shawnte’ Spriggs, Sophia Harrison, Marcella Wright and Deborah Dyson. These women are aging with HIV, sometimes with other diseases and always with other challenges.
More people than ever are living with HIV, but people may overlook the fact that many of these long-term survivors are African-American women. They face unique social and health challenges.
Marcella Wright is one of about 140,000 African American women aging with HIV. Their needs are often unmet, and have been over the lifespan.
African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. Here, a few share their stories.
Even when black men attain higher education and greater social status, their health is still not as good as white men’s health, a study this year found.
If a person in the US has lots of money, he or she has access to some of the best health care in the world. The story is very different for poor people and minorities.
Mourners wait to attend the funeral of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2017 after Heyer was killed attending a rally to protest white nationalism.
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As death tolls rise from hate crimes, a psychiatrist wonders: Is it time to treat bigotry like a disease?