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  1. Exam Room Podcast

  2. Jul 22, 2020

How and Why To Take Race, Culture, and Income Into Consideration When Talking About Health

How and Why To Take Race, Culture and Income Into Consideration When Talking About Health

The coronavirus pandemic is once again shining a light on the effects of systemic racism on health. 

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On this episode of The Exam Room™ podcast, we delve into some of the unfair health disadvantages faced by Black and Indigenous people and people of color—along with the medical community’s role in addressing these health disparities. 

"The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll is joined by medical student Brooklynne Palmer, a rising figure in the health community and social media star, to discuss how and why to take race, culture, and income into consideration when talking with patients about their health. Brooklynne describes how understanding patients’ cultures and keeping an open mind about patients’ individual stories and circumstances will help doctors best serve all of their patients. 

Brooklynne also shares her own personal story: why she decided to become a doctor and why she plans to incorporate plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine into her future practice!

Plus, Neal Barnard, MD, checks in to discuss new information on the ability of the coronavirus to spread so rapidly, how long it can linger in the air, and how contagious a person is once they become infected. 

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