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Medical Monday – September 12, 2016

Medical Monday is a service of Project RACE for the multiracial community. We seek, gather, and list health articles of interest to interracial families and people of all races. We welcome health information from outside sources as long as the original source is cited.

1.   Multiracial people in Kentucky are 30 percent more likely to have asthma, according to a new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the University of Kentucky released on Tuesday.


Source: WFPL


2.    Racial Disparities in Melanoma Survival – The majority of patients diagnosed with melanoma are white, but non-white patients have worse overall survival and are diagnosed at later stages. Greater melanoma awareness is needed in non-white populations.

 Source: Practice Update


3.    Study into black people’s health is launched- PhD student wants to understand why African Caribbeans are disproportionately affected by certain diseases

Source:  The Voice


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