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By Dr. Thaddeus John Bell
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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 women...

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...

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.  This...

Most Women Live Longer than Most Men

This health tip will get the attention of most African American men. When you hear the reason why the above is the case I hope that you will make a shift in your behavior and do something different regarding how you have been dealing with your health going forward. It...

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Thank you, Dr. John W. V. Cordice

Dr. John W.V. Cordice September 20, 1958 a young emerging civil rights leader, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, was stabbed by a mentally ill African American women in New York City while he was promoting his book Striving toward Freedom...

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