The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

By Amber Dance | Center for Health Journalism Black people feel left out of weight-loss drug craze. Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have rapidly surged in popularity, but the benefits aren’t being distributed equally, reports Anissa Durham in a Word In Black–STAT collaboration. “Many Black Americans … worry that their community is being left behind,” Durham […]

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic

By Selen Ozturk | January 9, 2024 | Ethnic Media Services A surging “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu and RSV threatens to overburden an already burdened U.S. healthcare system. At a Friday, January 5 briefing co-hosted by Ethnic Media Services and Blue Shield of California Foundation, medical experts discussed tripledemic predictions; the newest JN.1 strain of […]