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Racial Bias Uncovered in Kidney Transplantation System: Thousands of Black Patients Prioritized After Years of Waiting

At issue is a once widely used test that overestimated how well Black people’s kidneys were functioning, making them look healthier than they really were. An automated formula calculated results for Black and non-Black patients that were far different from those of others, delaying organ failure diagnosis and, ultimately, proper evaluation for a kidney transplant. […]

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4 tips to get high cholesterol under control

      Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but many people aren’t aware they may be at elevated risk. More than 71 million adults in the United States have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and nearly 50 million don’t have it under control, which puts them at higher risk for cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke. […]

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Al B. Sure!, R&B Legend and Transplant Equity Champion, to be Honored at Attorney General for Black America Benjamin Crump’s Equal Justice Now Awards

Al B. Sure!, Executive Chairman of the Health Equity in Transplantation Coalition (HEiTC), will be recognized at Attorney Benjamin Crump’s Equal Justice Now Awards on Friday, March 29th in Los Angeles, California. Since receiving an organ transplant nearly two years ago, Al B! has become a champion for change and social justice and used his platform to raise issues around transplantation equity, rights for recording artists, and other key issues in the equity space. […]