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Nada Hassanein


Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Nada:

‘High and dry’: Abortion bans could be riskiest on women in maternal health care 'deserts'

More than 2 million women live in counties with no birth center or other obstetric care. A ban on abortion could mean greater health risks for them. → Read More

Climate action is critical for health equity. Community health clinics are key

Johnson & Johnson announced a $2 million grant to support climate health equity at community clinics. Experts say more support like this is critical. → Read More

Black Maternal Health Week: 'We have to do better,' support, listen to Black moms, experts and loved ones say

During Black Maternal Health Week, experts want the stories of moms at the forefront, saying the impetus for policy changes has been long overdue. → Read More

Pregnancy-related deaths of Black people drives increase in 2020, CDC study shows

Pregnancy-related deaths increased the first year of the pandemic, with the rate of Black moms three times higher than the rate of white people. → Read More

Experts worry a lack of data is obscuring which kids aren't getting the COVID-19 shot

The dearth of data on kids’ COVID-19 vaccination rates by race and ethnicity are hindering targeted equity plans, experts say. → Read More

'Code Red' Heat: The climate emergency is sending more kids of color to the emergency room

A new comprehensive study of ER visits underscores disparate health impacts of climate change on communities of color as the planet continues to warm. → Read More

COVID-19 has taken many children's parents. Their relative caregivers face host of hurdles

Caregivers face a host of hurdles taking in their relative children. The pandemic has made the problem more urgent. → Read More

Equity lens for COVID-19 shots critical amid holidays and omicron concern, experts say

While experts say vaccine disparities have been narrowing over time in many states, data suggests rates among Black people still lag behind whites. → Read More

Will children of color get vaccinated at the rates of other kids? Experts say equity is key

From pharmacy deserts to neighborhoods without pediatric care, underserved children, often Black and brown, face barriers to get COVID-19 shots. → Read More

'Lifelines' to the vulnerable: Community health clinics to get $1B from Biden administration

Disparately impacted throughout the pandemic, people of color and those of low income make up a majority of community health center patients. → Read More

Pregnant people face 'severe risk of severe disease' from COVID-19. That's not motivating them to get vaccinated.

Black women already have disparate rates of maternal mortality, and pregnant women are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. → Read More

No vaccination? Americans back tough rules and mask mandates to protect the common good

In an exclusive poll by USA TODAY/Ipsos, 70% say people have the right to choose not to get a vaccine but shouldn't expect to be around those who did. → Read More

'A pandemic tinderbox': In Hurricane Ida's aftermath, experts worry COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana will worsen

Crowded shelters, inundated hospitals and ICUs, along with low vaccination rates make for a recipe that puts the state at risk for more infections. → Read More

COVID-19 is surging among America's youth. Doctors worry children of color face the greatest risk.

Severe illness from COVID-19 in kids is rare, but deaths have been more common in children of color. Amid the recent surge, experts are concerned. → Read More

'Extraordinarily concerning': Type 2 diabetes is soaring among Black, Hispanic youth, study shows

In Black and Hispanic children and teens, type 2 diabetes is up 95%, according to a report published Tuesday that analyzed data from 2001 to 2017. → Read More

Amid climbing COVID cases and community efforts, racial disparity in vaccinations appears to be narrowing

Over the past two weeks, people of color received first doses more than white people when compared to their shares of the population, CDC data shows. → Read More

Florida tops the nation in new COVID cases. As they spike in its rural Big Bend, many still fear the vaccine more.

As new COVID cases in Florida surge, residents in its rural Big Bend, where vaccination rates are extremely low, are quickly falling ill. → Read More

FDA announces plan to ban menthol cigarettes, 'forever' targeted at Black Americans

The FDA on Thursday announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which have long been a target of anti-smoking advocates and civil rights groups. → Read More

The US has paused its use of J&J's COVID-19 shot. How will that impact vaccine equity?

U.S. officials leaned on the one-dose J&J vaccine for hard-to-reach, vulnerable people before health officials recommended pausing its use this week. → Read More

COVID deaths third after heart disease and cancer in US last year; people of color hit hardest, CDC reports confirm

Two reports from the CDC confirm most patients who died of COVID-19 in 2020 had other health problems and people of color were more likely to die. → Read More