4 posts from day 21/03/2018

Are You Sick? Blame Poverty.

The United States faces some of the worst income inequality in the industrialized world, with the GOP tax bill poised to widen the divide and send more people below the poverty line. Now, there is mounting evidence that those on the losing end of this economic divide face a multitude of negative health impacts caused by poverty-related stress. The link between stress and illness is not new information: The Greek physician and philosopher Galen wrote about the connection in 200 A.D. ...

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Medicine, February 2018 | Best Sellers

March 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO #3 Best Seller! See the list >

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How segregation leads to health disparities

Standing in her home, Shalonda Cooper points to an old picture of her mom, Windora. “See how she looks here?” Shalonda asks. “She looks healthy! Look at the glow in her face.” She then points to another picture taken about 20 years later, shortly after Windora had been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. She was in her thirties. “Her eyes look sick,” Shalonda says. “They don’t look as bright as they used to look.” Windora is sitting in a recliner ...

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A Second City: West Side Life Expectancy

On the morning of Christmas Eve, a couple wearing thin jackets and sneakers push a shopping cart through the snow on Kildare Avenue in the heart of West Garfield Park. They stop for a moment, catching their breath, in front of the towering New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, before continuing their journey north. Inside the church, the holiday service is well under way. African American women in smart red dresses and pillbox hats and men in dark three-piece suits pack the pews, the ...

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