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By Dr. Thaddeus John Bell
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Unconscious Bias

  A very common problem in the health community is unconscious bias.  Unfortunately, it has not been addressed and continues to wreak havoc in the clinical setting. An Asian man, who was unshaven, and appeared to be homeless, was found in full cardiac arrest in...

Some People Are Just Ridiculous

  You would not believe the issues that I experience with patients. One was being treated for hypertension and became quite upset, at the follow up visit to assess blood pressure control, because he needed an additional prescription. His position was he should...

Physicians Need to be Appreciated

  I often wonder why people do not show appreciation for their physician as they do for their pastor.  Our work is similar when you think about it.  A physician who goes beyond what he or she is taught in medical school is difficult to find nowadays.  I recently...

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 experiences with...
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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Stress Is Deadly

Stress Is Deadly

  The medical literature has documented a plethora of information regarding deadly stress affecting our bodies.  Many of my patients are telling me about the perils of stress and how it affects their health with headaches, diarrhea, and fatigue.  Stress affects...

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The Face of Heart Disease is Changing

The Face of Heart Disease is Changing

  Perhaps, you have noticed that millennials are getting as sick as those in the baby boomer population. Not every millennial can say they do not know of someone in their age group who has experienced a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Frankly, this...

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Survival in the Rural Community

Survival in the Rural Community

  South Carolina is a rural state and many of the residents live in rural communities. It is well documented that they have health disparities that surpass those who live in the city. Lack of access to care and preventative health care services are also...

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Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

  It is no longer appropriate for patients to call the answering service to request the physician to call in a prescription without the physician having seen the patient. Patients will often do this and get upset if the physician does not comply with his or her...

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