Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

I’m part of a research team that has been following more than 800 Black American families for almost 25 years. We found that people who had reported experiencing high levels of racial discrimination when they were young teenagers had significantly higher levels of depression in their 20s than those who hadn’t. This elevated depression, in […]

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Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What’s normal behavior in an abnormal time?

Symptoms of depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders have emerged or worsened for many during the pandemic. This is no surprise to clinicians and scientists, who have been increasing worldwide access to mental health information and resources. But what effect has the pandemic had on another common but often misunderstood problem—hoarding? The issue first received […]

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Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone without help – and it’s even tougher for Latinos

Older Americans who want to live independently face serious economic challenges. Half who live alone don’t have enough income to afford even a bare-bones budget in their home communities, and nearly 1 in 4 couples face the same problem. Those numbers add up to at least 11 million older adults who are struggling to make […]

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New medication helps heart health in people with chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes

The investigational medication finerenone reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other negative cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The manuscript of this study is simultaneously published today in Circulation, journal of […]

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