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A stock image of a doctor's hands with blue gloves pointing at an EKG scan with a pencil, along with a stethoscope and opened pill bottle. Mississippians need access to cardiovascular disease treatments.
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Mississippians Need Open Access to Life-Saving Cardiovascular Treatments

“Nearly one-third of Mississippians live with high cholesterol,” cardiologist Dr. Kevin Hall writes, warning that insurance companies are statistically more likely to deny life-saving medications for Black and hispanic cardiovascular-disease patients, especially women. Hall, a Tupelo, Miss., native, encourages Mississippians to practice preventative care with regular screenings, to educate themselves further on risk factors and to consider effective prescription access for better patient outcomes.

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Is Facing and Ending Environmental Racism Too Radical For the Left and the Right?

Neither party has stood up for American descendants of slavery when it comes to racial disparities in environmental, social and economic policies. Co-founder Leo Carney writes that ADOS of MS are seeking reparative justice that is a pathway for statewide and federal reparations for American descendants of slavery in Mississippi and across America.

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