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Disparities in cancer mortality rates and understanding Postural Orthostatic Syndrome (POTS)

A woman holds a photograph of the late U.Ss actor and producer Chadwick Boseman during a candlelight vigil.
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A woman holds a photograph of the late US actor and producer Chadwick Boseman during a candlelight vigil held by fans in Los Angeles on August 29, 2020. - Boseman, star of the ground-breaking superhero movie "Black Panther," died at 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, his publicist told AFP on August 28.

Incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney (Democrat), and State Rep. Mike France (Republican), candidates in the second congressional district, faced each other in a debate hosted by Connecticut Public, and moderated by Connecticut Public’s education reporter Catherine Shen, at Eastern Connecticut State University, Tuesday.

This hour on Where We Live, Connecticut Public and CT Mirror’s Lisa Hagen, federal policy reporter in Washington, D.C., breaks down the debate and the issues at stake – from rising healthcare costs and inflationary pressures to reproductive rights.

Later, we hear about ways to address disparities in death rates from cancer, following the death of Bloomfield boys basketball coach Kevin Moses from colon cancer last month. Moses was the first Black head coach to lead Bloomfield High School’s basketball team to win a state championship.

We also learn about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS – a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system, seen commonly in long-COVID patients.


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Sujata Srinivasan is Connecticut Public Radio’s senior health reporter. Prior to that, she was a senior producer for Where We Live, a newsroom editor, and from 2010-2014, a business reporter for the station.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
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