Strokes in Black Men

Strokes in Black Men

Strokes in Black Men It was recently reported that Oscar nominated, director John Singleton, experienced a stroke that resulted in hospitalization.  The CDC reports that strokes occur two times more frequently in African American men than in Caucasian men.  My...
Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

Myths Can Have a Happy Ending One of the main reasons I have continued Closing the Gap in Health Care is to decrease the myths and untruths in the African American and underserved communities.  One myth that I do not often hear is placing moss in your shoes to control...
The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The Bucket List The bucket list is a collection of things that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime.  Frankly, I never thought of a bucket list until the death of my youngest daughter, Tonisha Bell Alston.  She decided to take matters into her own hands...
Years Ago, I Lost a Son

Years Ago, I Lost a Son

Years Ago, I Lost a Son This time of the year, I am guilty of many reflections on the vicissitudes of my life. The sudden death of my young son is still painful. The circumstances of his death were not managed well by my colleagues who did what they could to save his...

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