Growing Old Can Cause Depression

Growing Old Can Cause Depression

Perhaps, you have never given much thought to this clinical challenge, but getting older can be a major cause of depression for some people. I am witnessing this type of depression frequently. You should be aware of life changes that occurred in your parents who...
The D (Death) Word

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 request. The person was not my patient and even though I am skilled at dealing with this type situation, it is not a...
Wives Notice When Men Don’t

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 experience, is often not as accurate as the version of the significant other. Recently, one of my patients was experiencing an...
A Funeral Reflection

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 you get to heaven, you will need a Dr. Thaddeus John Bell closing the Gap in health disparities for African Americans and...

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