We interrupt our celebrations…

2019-06-09T09:29:10+00:00June 9th, 2019|

We interrupt our celebrations… What do a seven-year-old boy in New York, a three-year-old girl in Baltimore, and an eight-year-old boy in Los Angeles have in common? Other than playing games and being with their pets, they are all living on borrowed time. And you may be able to save them. During Multiracial Heritage Week, we do a lot of celebrating and talk about being multiracial, but we also remind people about becoming bone marrow donors for sick children and adults with blood diseases. There is a blood cancer diagnosis [...]

Race-based medicine and the multiracial population

2018-10-22T07:37:06+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup | Genetic Literacy Project | October 22, 2018 For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine our disease risks, biometric profiles, health behaviors and outcomes. It drives many of our medical standards, including clinical guidelines, medical school curricula, and clinical decision support tools and algorithms. This reductionist approach to medicine, however, has proven questionable and risky for biracial and multiracial [...]

Minorities At Risk

2018-03-05T05:42:03+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Doctors’ textbooks lack diversity, minorities at risk for lower-quality care: study   Global News When light-skinned bodies are shown as the norm, physicians might miss signs on patients with dark skin tone, the UBC study explains. According to a recent study from UBC, a lack of diversity in medical textbooks could put racial minorities at risk for lower-quality care. “What we found is that the representation of race in these medical textbooks is proportional to the population, but the representation of skin tone is not,” said University of Toronto PhD [...]

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