African-American Populations


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    Poor Sleep and Nighttime Wakefulness Associated with Diminished Cognitive Function Among African Americans

    Jun 15, 2022

    More fragmented sleep and longer periods of wakefulness after bedtime among a group of low-income African American adults were associated with lower cognitive function such as poor attention and visuospatial ability. Improving sleep may support prevention of Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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    How Does Racial Bias Compound Over Time?

    Jul 27, 2022

    Even small amounts of racial bias in education, income, and wealth can compound over time to create significant differences in outcomes. A new tool illustrates how varying degrees of bias can add up to large inequities over lifetimes and generations.

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