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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...
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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Facing the End of Life

Facing the End of Life

  A reality not discussed by physicians and pastors is how to help people facing and dealing with end of life issues. You may not be aware, but physicians and pastors are not trained to talk with patients as they face death. I gained some insight into this issue...

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Walking For Life

Walking For Life

  I should not have to convince you that walking is good medicine for maintaining good health and improving longevity. Your doctor can observe how you walk, the speed of movement, the way you move, and determine your overall health. Dementia is a major concern...

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