According to the National Cancer Institute, African-Americans account for less than 10 percent of its clinical trial participants. That's despite being more likely than any other racial group to die of cancer. Host Michel Martin talks with Junius Hayes. He volunteered to be the first American participant to test a prostate cancer device.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-American seniors are 30 percent less likely to get flu or pneumonia vaccines than white seniors. This could lead to more frequent hospital visits and even deaths. Host Michel Martin speaks with epidemiologist Mark Thompson, about why there's a vaccine gap.
You've probably heard that forgiveness reduces stress and can provide peace and closure. But Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe says that's not always true. She tells host Michel Martin that sometimes it's better to cut ties, especially in the case of some abusive parents. Psychiatrist Richard Friedman also joins the conversation.
Dr. Ben Carson is known for blazing trails in the neurological field - including breakthrough work separating conjoined twins. Now he's making waves for his political views. Host Michel Martin talks with Dr. Carson about the current state of healthcare in America and his upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Living like a hunter-gatherer won't guarantee you'll be free of heart disease, according to a study of ancient human remains. Scans of mummies from preindustrial Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and Alaska's Aleutian Islands finds evidence of hardened arteries thousands of yeas ago.
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