Disease susceptibility varies among ethnic groups, but medicine hasn't always recognized that.
November 20, 2013 By a standard test most African-Americans have low levels of vitamin D. But most African-Americans also have strong bones. It turns out that the problem is with the test, which was looking for a form of D more common in Caucasians. The variation is a result of human evolution.
Mike Jackson has diabetes and high blood pressure. His eye was damaged after he cut back on insulin because he couldn't afford it.
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June 10, 2013 Nearly 1 in 4 tell pollsters they're having a hard time paying for needed prescription medicine; 1 in 3 say they struggled to pay bills from hospitals or doctors last year.
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August 29, 2011 In a changing America, when is it useful to describe a racial or ethnic group as a minority? Help us follow NPR over the coming months.
December 13, 2010 Black writers warn liberal Democrats they risk alienating blacks with political threats to Obama. Threats of a liberal primary challenge to the first African American president won't be taken lightly one of the most loyal parts of the party's base.
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December 6, 2007 Comedian Bill Cosby, on black America.
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