The US medical system is still haunted by slavery

Medicine’s dark history gives context to why new black mothers are dying at alarming rates. As the high rates of maternal mortality in the US continue to concern researchers, a new ProPublica report digs in to one factor in this alarming trend. According to the CDC, black mothers giving birth in the US die at three to four times the rate of white mothers. That’s one of the widest racial disparities in medicine today.

While many of the inequalities in medicine can be attributed to economic factors like access to good...

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By: Vox - Thursday, 7 December

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