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By Dr. Thaddeus John Bell
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Young African Americans Pay Attention!

  I was recently informed of the passing away of a young fraternity brother from Colorectal Cancer. I don't know details but I am saddened because most of the time these deaths can be prevented yet it is consistent with what medical research is telling about the...

The Wellness Visit

  Your physician can request a wellness exam in an effort to prevent illness.  The evaluation primarily consists of questions about procedures that have been recommended for you and risk factors for certain diseases based on your lifestyle.  Questions will be...

Red Meat Linked To Diabetes

  This health tip may not be welcome news for many people.  Eating processed or unprocessed red meat, daily, has been a part of the American diet for years. New research suggests that the consumption of red meat over a four year period increases the risk of...

The Annihilation of African American Males

  The infractions that the black male is currently experiencing with law enforcement reflect symptoms of a long standing, social phenomenon that has been characteristic in our culture over a hundred years.  The annihilation of these males is the new health...
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 life. I do not...

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Holiday Illnesses

Holiday Illnesses

  During the Christmas season, overindulgence of alcoholic beverages is possible. These drinks can wreak havoc on your health and can cause a trip to the ER, result in being admitted to the hospital, and possibly death. The intake of excessive alcohol can cause...

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We are 15 years old!

We are 15 years old!

 Closing the gap in health care for African Americans and the underserved (CTGIHC) is 15 years old! Fifteen years ago the idea of CTCIHC was born and we became a 501c3 organization. When I pitched the idea to others, it received minimal enthusiasm. Happy to say...

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Move Every Day

Move Every Day

  It is a heartbreaking experience to see someone, you love, with dementia.  I have seen, as a physician, this phenomenon occurs among many patients and recently, personal friends.  I am not convinced that black people understand, in many cases, vascular dementia...

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