black women and health

Not One Type: Here’s How To Get Real—and Smart—About Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Recognizing that breast cancer is not one type empowers women to have productive convos about how to deal with the disease. Let's discuss.

– Oct 25, 2018

How I Beat Prediabetes. Because Getting Type 2 Diabetes is a Strong No For Me, Dog

It was the scariest health diagnosis I'd ever faced. But being prediabetic wasn't a guarantee I'd get diabetes—especially after I followed these specific steps. Plus: take this survey to help gather info on diabetes—and for a chance to win $100.

– Oct 17, 2018

Our Unsung Mothers Of Modern Gynecology: How White History Shades Black Pain

Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy, Black women, shed blood at the hands of a sadistic doctor who used their bodies for medical experimentation. They are the martyrs—the mothers of modern gynecology. Say their names.

– Feb 15, 2017

Blessed to be Covered: Why ACA Enrollment Is Imperative For Uninsured Black Moms

A pregnant Black mom urges us to take the first and most important step in raising the next generation of happy and healthy brown babies: get covered under the Affordable Care Act.

– Feb 26, 2014

Lung Leavin’ Day: How I Shattered My Fears and Embraced Life

To celebrate surviving cancer, this mom smashes her fear in fire—literally—ever year.

– Jan 31, 2014

Black Women and Heart Health: Know the Symptoms Of Attack and Be Smart About Your Heart

My mother had beautiful hands—lovely, long and fresh, just like her. She kept her fingernails dipped in maroons and dark browns—subtle, but still noticeable. Strong....

– Feb 7, 2013
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