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Health, medicine, and medical research coverage from a Black perspective.

It may feel as though COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted across the nation, but the rise of new variants continues to climb and present great challenges for getting the pandemic under control.

Dr. Brytney Cobia's viral Facebook post brought attention to misconceptions about the vaccine that have proven deadly for people she's treated: They thought if they weren't "a certain skin color they wouldn't get as sick."

Data shows communities of color that have experienced COVID-19-related trauma are not “vaccine hesitant” but rather “vaccine impeded.”

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith says people shouldn't gamble with Covid-19 or their lives, reminding communities that vaccination remains the best protection as the pandemic continues.

Chris Paul is in the league's COVID-19 protocol "indefinitely" in the middle of a major playoffs run, prompting NBA fans to wonder if the Phoenix Suns' star point guard is fully vaccinated.

Coby Daniel, the 6-year-old Michigan boy who was shot by his neighbor over a bicycle, is heading to therapy after exhibiting signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, his father said.

On Wednesday the Biden administration announced it will purchase and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries in need over the next year. While it is a step forward, it won't eliminate the 700 million dose shortage Africa is currently facing.

The first Alzheimer's drug approved in nearly 20 years could be a game-changer for Black patients, who are more likely to have an Alzheimer's diagnosis than their white counterparts.

Saturday marked HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, recognizing the lives and experiences of those living with HIV.

Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka gave the world a masterclass in setting boundaries at work when she announced she would not do any press during the French Open, citing her "mental health" and effectively reclaiming her time.

Here are five facts about the fight for abortion rights and what’s at stake in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a controversial Mississippi case that could undo Roe v. Wade.

Tiara Johnson, a Black mom from Michigan, is working to use her voice to shine a light on postpartum cardiomyopathy, a cardiovascular disease which often goes undetected in Black women.