Tag Archives: Black

Black Men’s Distrust of Medical System Harms Their Health

New findings published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveal that medical mistrust—the deep-seated suspicion of medical organizations—negatively affects Black men’s health, reports UConn Today. For the study, researchers analyzed associations between medical mistrust, perceived racism in health care, everyday racism and preventive health screening delays using data from 610 African-American men age 20 and older.… Read More »

Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on coal companies to help fund their medical care, as rates of the progressive respiratory disease rise in parts of Appalachia. Coal companies had been required to… Read More »

What we learned from John Singleton: Why Black men need to get serious about their health

Getty Images When the news broke in April that filmmaker John Singleton had died from a stroke, at only 51 years old, fans and colleagues were shocked by the untimely and completely unexpected loss. In the wake of this tragedy, we’ve since found out that a number of other celebrated Black men are dying from… Read More »