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We know that obesity is a serious medical disease among African American women. It is recognized as an epidemic throughout the United States and can be prevented if the causes are recognized early and measures taken to prevent it. Obesity is not connected to...read more
Obesity is a major health issue, especially in our community and it appears to be getting worse. Physicians are having difficulty dealing with obesity among black women because it is a sensitive subject. As a result, many of them never receive the proper...read more
Obesity is a major foe of the heart. It is apt to occur early among African American women and the medical community is seeing heart disease earlier and worse in these women. The obesity epidemic is raging and early death and major disability will be seen in...read more
Recently, I saw a good friend who had lost a significant amount of weight at the urging of her personal physician. She was amazed that many of her African American friends thought she was sick because of the weight loss. This thinking is common in the African...read more
I hope you heard the health tip that addressed obesity as a major health issue among African American women. Obesity is not associated with our cultural heritage. Many African American women become very upset when physicians talk to them about their weight. ...read more
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...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.