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HealthCast Season 2 Episode 16 19m listen

Tackling Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans

The Jackson Heart Study is getting to the heart of how to bridge medical disparities in African American cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for African Americans, and there are a number of environmental and genetic factors behind it. The Jackson Heart Study has been ongoing for over 20 years to understand why, and we talk to one of its principal investigators at Tougaloo College, Dr. Wendy White, to understand how it’s helping build trust between the U.S. medical establishment and African American communities.

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