Structural Racism — A 60-Year-Old Black Woman with Breast Cancer
A woman on Chicago’s primarily black South Side is seen for a breast lump at a community hospital that lacks the resources for high-quality cancer care. A navigator from the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force reroutes her to a qualified medical center. Read more >
NATURE: Inequality: Live poor, die young
Nature.com Abigail A. Sewell examines a physician's study of how deprivation shortens lifespan. David Ansell's passionately written The Death Gap presents a powerful case for social inequality as a cause of disease and disparities in health. The social epidemiologist, physician and public-hospital veteran invokes the concept of 'death gaps' to describe differences in life expectancy by race, ethnicity, class and geography. Read the article >>
Excerpt from The Death Gap
I Sat up, strangely perplexed. For a moment, perhaps, I could not clearly understand how I came there. My terror had fallen from me like a garment. My hat had gone, and my collar had burst away from its fastener. A few minutes before, there had only been three real things before me-the immensity of the night and space and nature, my own feebleness and anguish, and the near approach of death.
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