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MORE HEALTH TIPS & NEWS
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
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...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
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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.