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Black Maternal & Infant Mortality: 'The most vulnerable among us are the most directly affected by the policies."

Black Maternal & Infant Mortality: 'The most vulnerable among us are the most directly affected by the policies."

Evonnia Woods is the Senior Outreach Producer for Reproaction, an advocacy organization focusing on reproductive justice.

Insomnia & Sleep Hygiene: 'You definitely don't want to do anything that's going to mess up your chances of falling asleep and staying asleep.'

Insomnia & Sleep Hygiene: 'You definitely don't want to do anything that's going to mess up your chances of falling asleep and staying asleep.'

Ashley Curtis is the lab director and principal investigator at the Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health Lab, or CASH Lab, at the University of Missouri. She studies the relationship between sleep conditions and cognition.

'It's preventable. We have Black mothers dying at three to four times the rates of white women, and it doesn't have to be like that.'

'It's preventable. We have Black mothers dying at three to four times the rates of white women, and it doesn't have to be like that.'

April Mickens Jolly is the Vice President of Health Equity & Culture at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri – and a Black mother.

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