Our Mission

To decrease health disparities and increase the health literacy of African Americans and all underserved communities.

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We provide health tips to help you have a longer and healthier life.

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The Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival is the primary source of funding for Closing the Gap in Health Care

The D (Death) Word

  Several weeks ago, a friend asked me to talk with a friend of hers about dying. I have received some strange requests, but none comparable to this...

Wives Notice When Men Don’t

  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...

A Funeral Reflection

  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...

Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 6

  We know that obesity is a serious medical disease among African American women.  It is recognized as an epidemic throughout the United States and...

Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 5

  Obesity is a major health issue, especially in our community and it appears to be getting worse.  Physicians are having difficulty dealing with...

MORE HEALTH TIPS & NEWS

Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 4

  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...

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Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 3

  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...

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Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 2

  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. ...

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Let’s Get Serious About Obesity, Part 1

  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...

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Prostate Cancer Can Take a Toll on a Relationship

  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...

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Testicular Cancer

  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...

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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.

 

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