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I realize that I am taking a serious risk by addressing a subject that African American women do not want to hear. It’s okay, because I have been doing this for years, trying to save lives. It is well documented that many African American women think that it is...read more
Prostate cancer is the second, most common cancer that African American men can experience in their lifetime. The exact cause is not known, but risk factors are well documented and a major one is family history. It is imperative for all black men to determine if...read more
Men do not often discuss this type of cancer which commonly occurs between the ages of 15 and 45. It usually appears in the testicles as a painless lump or mass and requires immediate medical attention and evaluation. Please do not wait until the mass becomes...read more
Most people immediately assume the worse and can become discouraged before receiving all the facts when diagnosed with cancer. Family members often do not provide encouragement to those members who have been given a diagnosis. I have been told by my patients this...read more
The manner in which medicine is practiced today can result in a patient taking too many medications. This problem is often seen in patients who are sixty years or older, have chronic medical conditions, and have been seen by multiple physicians in the past. Patients...read more
Recently, a friend revealed that his wife experienced an acute, onset of symptoms which neither of them recognized as serious. They thought she should stay home to see if the symptoms would cease and she almost died from taking this approach. These are some symptoms...read more
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Closing the gap in health care works when more physicians join us in showing they understand and care about African American patients and underserved communities anywhere in the world.
If you are a doctor that cares about his patients, please let us know.