In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide
  • April 16, 2012 |  NewsWorks Tonight Feature

    Veterans with diabetes 'battle' to stay healthy in Philadelphia

    Preventing diabetes is the Holy Grail, but many health experts say, for now, they'd like to just help more people manage the disease. Better, y...
  • March 5, 2012 |  Special Series: In the Gap

    Recruiting adults to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies

    This month the WHYY/WURD series on African-American health — In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide — examines teen pregnancy prevention. A door-t...
  • February 6, 2012 |  In the Gap

    Debating how and how often to test for prostate cancer

    African American men -- and others with a higher-than-usual risk for prostate cancer -- are at the middle of a debate about whether the main screening...
  • January 2, 2012 |  In the Gap series

    In extreme old age, blacks outlive whites on average

    Many African Americans live too intimately with violence and discrimination; too far away from nutritious food and health care. For those reasons, a...
  • November 28, 2011 |  Special series: In the Gap

    Girls' lack of activity adds to obesity risk

    In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide is a news and dialogue partnership between 90.9 FM WHYY and 900 AM WURD. About half of African American wom...
  • October 24, 2011 |  IN THE GAP

    Misinformation, poverty prevent families from controlling asthma

    In any given year, five to 15 children in Philadelphia die of asthma.Uncontrolled asthma doesn't take nearly as many lives as cancer, say, but mo...
  • September 26, 2011 |  In the Gap Series

    African-American farmers aim for better food choices

    At the farm garden beside Martin Luther King High School in Northwest Philadelphia, yellow flowers on the okra plants are still blooming, but it...
  • August 29, 2011 |  In the Gap series

    In the Gap: African American doctors

    About 6 percent of the nation's physicians are African American; while about 13 percent of the population is black. Many experts say that gap h...
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