Health equity and people of color, especially the black community, have been placed in the spotlight for many reasons recently, but even more now in regards to the COVID-19 vaccines that are being offered to us here in the United States. The U.S. health care system has historically failed the black community and communities of color. This is a major source of medical mistrust, which can be attributed by many to the Tuskegee syphilis study.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can infect anyone, but it’s older adults ages 60 and older that are at higher risk of a more serious illness due to the virus. More is being learned every day about this new disease and we want to keep our aging population updated as much as possible.
Pregnancy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a subject moms-to-be have been thinking about quite a bit. “What are my risks, what are the risks for my newborn” and other questions are top-of-mind right now.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and one person dies every 37 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.1