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It is often a challenge when the physician receives two versions of the medical history of a patient’s illness. The male version, in my experience, is often not as accurate as the version of the significant other. Recently, one of my patients was experiencing...read more
Several weeks ago, I attended the home going service for an older friend. During a light hearted moment of the eulogy, the pastor stated “when you get to heaven, you will need a Dr. Thaddeus John Bell closing the Gap in health disparities for African Americans...read more
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
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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.