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Advocates Say People of Color Face Discrimination in Diagnosis, Treatment of Migraines

Kimberly Paynter
Deborah Turk is a chronic migraine sufferer who’s fighting to have a mental health diagnosis removed from her medical records she believes was given to her out of bias.

Migraine disease is a debilitating condition affecting millions. Those who suffer from the illness can miss school, lose their jobs, and develop depression and anxiety. WHYY's Zoe Read reports on how advocates say people of color face discrimination in both diagnosis and treatment.

(Original air-date: 12/1/22)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.