2 Things Black Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer & Mammograms

Black and white women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer at roughly the same rate. But black women are 40% more likely to die from the disease. Women's health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd, of the OWN Your Health campaign with Oprah Winfrey, explains the racial disparities in health care that contribute to this alarming statistic.

Plus, find out why a mammogram might not be the best screening tool for black women.


Here's Dr. Oz's Mom's Regimen for Fighting Her Alzheimer's

Here are the tools she uses to help manage the progression of the disease.

Personal photos courtesy of Dr.Oz

When Dr. Oz found out in September 2019 that his mom, Suna, then 81, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he was gutted. He wondered how he missed the signs and what he could do next. Like so many caregivers, he had to recognize that his mom was not going to get better. But he also knew that he wasn't alone: There is an Alzheimer's diagnosis every 65 seconds.

Dr. Oz immediately contacted his friends and colleagues and crafted a treatment plan with two of the country's top experts in the field: Richard S. Isaacson, MD, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the founder of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard and the founder of the "Alzheimer's Genome Project," who co-discovered the first Alzheimer's gene.

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