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'Weathering' Is Affecting Black Women’s Health. What Can We Do About It?



The article discusses the concept of "weathering," which describes the chronic stress Black women face due to living in a racist society and its adverse health impacts. This stress contributes to various health issues, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Patricia Allen, a nurse practitioner, expresses mixed feelings about the term "weathering," acknowledging the real disparities but disliking its connotation of fragility. Allen stresses the importance of preventative care and genetic testing for Black women to address these health disparities.


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