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Wellness Wednesday: How racism factors into health risks for African-Americans

A participant in the Tuskegee Study in the 1930s. A lingering mistrust of the medical system among many Black people is rooted in the infamous study.
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A participant in the Tuskegee Study in the 1930s. A lingering mistrust of the medical system among many Black people is rooted in the infamous study.

The death rate for Black Americans of all genders is generally higher than whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes and more.

In addition, the stress caused by racism produces subtle brain changes, which can result in increased disease risk in Black populations.

How does racism produce subtle brain changes, which lead to increased disease risk in Black populations.

After the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 2022, interest in vasectomies as a form of birth control increased.

The latest development in the world of male contraception is a fully reversible vasectomy by a biotech company.

Whether it’s endurance running or strength training, many people focus their athletic interest in one area.

Combining strength and endurance have often been thought to be counterproductive, but some people are beginning to rethink that approach to training.

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