Closer Look: Women And Health; Migrant Farm Workers; And More

Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, a nephrologist, shares her personal story of organ donation and raises concerns about racial biases in kidney donations.
Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, a nephrologist, shares her personal story of organ donation and raises concerns about racial biases in kidney donations.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: In this special edition of Closer Look about women and health, we look at the type of health check-up needed for an individual. Dr. Denise Bell-Carter, medical director at Grady Health center East Point and chief of service at Morehouse Family medicine, tells us more.
  • 24:05: Farm workers in the state are an essential part of the Georgia’s Agriculture  economy, but they are at high risk to health issues and are faced with barriers to health care, especially during the summer months. We will talk about it with Judy Wold, a nursing professor at Emory who runs a two-week health care program for farm workers in Ellenton.
  • 37:10: Dr. Vanessa Grubs, a nephrologist and author of “Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match,” wrote about her journey to becoming a kidney doctor after donating one of her kidney to her husband, who has been living with kidney disease since he was a teenager.

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