Tag Archives: racism

Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level — specifically, the shortening of telomeres, researchers say. Telomeres are the repetitive sequences of DNA that sit at the tips of your chromosomes — like the plastic… Read More »

How racism harms children

Racism hurts children, in real and fundamental ways. It hurts not just their health, but their chances for a good, successful life. That’s the bottom line message of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is a call to action for all of us. If we care about the health… Read More »