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By Dr. Thaddeus John Bell
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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 can be prevented if the causes are recognized early and measures taken to prevent it.  Obesity is not connected to...

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 obesity among black women because it is a sensitive subject.  As a result, many of them never receive the proper...

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...

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...

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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Too Many Medications

The manner in which medicine is practiced today can result in a patient taking too many medications.  This problem is often seen in patients who are sixty years or older, have chronic medical conditions, and have been seen by multiple physicians in the past.  Patients...

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Hypertension 2018

Hypertension continues to be the primary health condition commonly seen by most primary physicians.  It is estimated that more than 40 million people have hypertension and a significant percentage of them are unaware of the condition.  Recently, the guidelines for...

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