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The Health Dose: Healthy Communities

Mature daughter embracing senior mother after outdoor family dinner party
Tags: medical bias, minority patients, African American women, African American men, Hispanic, American Indian, quality of care, spirtual beliefs, heart disease, health, medicine, minority and underserved populations

Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic... read more

Close up of a woman washing her hands
Tags: flu shot, vaccines, immune system, viruses, influenza

It’s fall, which means flu season has begun. Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses lurk year-round, but circulation ramps up in the fall and peaks during the winter. Luckily, there are many ways to protect... read more

Image of a blood glucose meter, insulin pen and diabetic test strips
Tags: prediabetes, diabetes, insulin, gestational diabetes, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, Exercise, heart disease, stroke

You are likely familiar with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, but what do you know about prediabetes?  In the United States, 84 million people, 1 in 3 adults, have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 are unaware. That is more... read more