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Women of Color and Aging

  By Joia Crear-Perry, MD Women of Color age beautifully. We hear it constantly. With a life expectancy that lags 3.3 years behind our White counterparts, we must look beneath the surface. The CDC attributes these l...
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The Deceptive Perfection of What Could Be

  By Charlie Scaturro Stop me if this sounds familiar: a person daydreams at work and his or her mind wanders to a place that leads to the following thought “that will be the great thing I devote myself to …
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Women of Color and Breast Cancer

By Joia Crear Perry, MD Women of Color, our breasts are the great mystery. Particularly, why do we die from breast cancer at rates outpacing our White and Hispanic counterparts by leaps and bounds? There is even a statis...
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In the Face

By Herbert Holler The principal said the bus would be at the stop at 2:30. We figured we’d get an early jump on it and start over there at about 2:15–it was my daughter’s first school-bus ride, and of c...
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October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Chrissy Simonds I sincerely hope that there comes a day when there won’t be a disease called breast cancer. I realize more people need to be educated to give themselves breast examinations. Early detection can s...