Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

The Acute Problem of Neglecting a Chronic Disease

April 14, 2020 — We are in the midst of an intense learning experience. We’re learning how to live in physical isolation. At the same time, we’re also gathering as much knowledge as we can about a new virus that can be both sneaky and nasty. But most of all, we’re getting a hard lesson about the cost of […]

COVID-19, Obesity, Disparities, and Denial Meet in New Orleans

April 3, 2020 — New Orleans is in a world of hurt right now. That’s because COVID-19, obesity, disparities, and denial have come together and contributed to a grotesque catastrophe. The city leads all other cities in the U.S. on deaths per capita from COVID-19. Obesity and the complications of untreated obesity are important factors. As of yesterday, out […]