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The Dilemma of the Black Patient

By YOLONDA Y. WILSON, PhD Last week a nurse posted a video of herself on Twitter mocking patients with the caption “We know when y’all are faking” followed by laughing emojis. Twitter responded with the hashtag #patientsarenotfaking, created by Imani Barbarin, and a slew of testimonials of negligent medical care. While the nurse’s video was not explicitly racialized,… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Teen paralyzed from acute spinal stroke learns to walk again: ‘I’ve been so proud of her’

In July, British teen Savannah Geddes was home with her parents when, all of a sudden, she noticed a tingling sensation in her legs. Moments later, an immense amount of pain shot up her back — so much so that her parents called an ambulance.  A few hours later, Savannah had no sensation in her… Read More »