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Ascension Michigan understands the importance of racial equity and representation in health care.
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African Americans are more likely to have preexisting conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, putting them at a higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.
Ascension Michigan
Fibroids – especially cumbersome in Black women – can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, bleeding between periods, pelvic pain and back pain.
sexually transmitted diseases
Symptoms vary but may include painful urination, lower abdominal pain or pain during sex.
Ascension Michigan
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.
Pap smear
Dr. Simisola Caxton-Idowu says young women should begin regular Pap testing at age 21.
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby, but compared to the national average, fewer black women are even giving it a go.
stroke
Symptoms include sudden weakness, numbness, slurring words, or mental confusion.

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