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How racism ages Black people


There are a host of health disparities across the racial divide. Black people are more likely to develop chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Black people are also more likely to be diagnosed with fibroids or die from pregnancy complications. One of the factors in these disparities could be a phenomenon known as weathering — the stress of racism literally aging Black people’s bodies at a faster rate. Host Jonquilyn Hill discusses this with Dr. Uché Blackstock, the founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity and the author of Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine

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Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine by Uché Blackstock 

Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society by Arline T. Geronimus 

Health in Her HUE 

Irth App 

Advancing Health Equity 

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