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The mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc. (CGHC, Inc.) is to decrease health disparities by providing information to under-served populations.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 week 5 days ago

What's going on? COVID 19 and Diabetes.

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Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 week 6 days ago

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Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 4 days ago

What's Going On?
New studies are showing that the COVID-19 may have been around much early than we thought. I have not seen any cases.

This year the flu shot will be a premium. You may want to rethink not getting the flu shot this year. Of course COVID 19 is a game changer.

I am Dr. Tjb CTGIHD for African Americans and the underserved.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 5 days ago

What's Going On?
Staying at home and being inactive can put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Remember a sedentary life style is a major risk factor heart disease which is a risk for COVID 19.
Please get some excercise while at home. Practice social distancing , wear your mask and go for walk daily.
I am Dr. tjb CTGIHD for African Americans and underserved.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 1 week ago

What's Going On?
COVID 19 A textbook of Medicine.
When I was in medical school there was a saying that said if you knew Syphilis, you know medicine. The same has been said about Diabetes and HIV/AIDs. These statements were made because the aforementioned diseases affected the entire body.
Now, it looks like the same can be said regarding COVID 19. In addition to respiratory issues,
itโ€™s being reported that COVID 19 is a multi system disease. It is being reported that heart attacks symptoms are presenting symptoms of the COVID 19 infection in an increasing number of patients. Chest pain with SOB are common place. In addition m, it is being reported that the virus is causing end organ failure in the liver, intestines, brain and kidneys. Some patients are presenting in acute kidney failure (requiring dialysis). Loss of taste, eye redness and skin rashes are common. Seizures and mental confusion are also being reported.

COVID 19 is a the new medical disease of this century.

I am Dr. tjb CTGIHD for African Americans and the underserved.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 2 weeks ago

Please follow Dr. Bell on IG! Heโ€™s going live at 1pm today to discuss COVID-19 & health disparities with Geno Jones.

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Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 2 weeks ago

What 's going on?
The toilet needs your attention. I just read a very interesting article from Medscape Today suggesting that transmission of droplets with the COVID-19 can come from the toilet bowel and stay in the air for hour, potenially infecting us. Viral shedding from people with or without symptoms who have used the toilet can be a source of the COVID-19. It is called fecal oral transmission. Lowering the toilet seat cover before flushing can
help prevent the spread of droplets from the toilet bowl. Keeping the toilet clean with appropriate disinfectant is paramount. Everything in the bathroom, especially near the toilet should be cleaned frequently.

Also keep your toothbrush away from close proximity of the toilet. Droplets can live on the toothbrush for hours.

Public toilets should be used with great caution. Many folk take their phone in the bathroom with them so wiping it down after using the toilet is greatly encouraged.

Handwashing for 20 seconds should be done after using of the toilet (men please adhere). Social distancing is the order of the day, use a face mask when you go out and try not to touch your face. Remember to cover your month when you cough and wash your hands afterward. Hand shaking and fist bumping should not be done.

I also want to remind your that long fingernails are a source of germs. If you have long fingernails, make sure you clean under them when you wash your hands.

Percentage wide African Americans and people of color are being affected and dying at a greater rate from COVID-19 than others. So, please stay at home, discontinue going to Church, funerals and visitation to see loved ones who are incarcerated. Take your medications, try your best to stay healthy. Help others who are hurting during this time.

I am Dr. tjb CTGIHD for Af Am and the underserved.

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Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 2 weeks ago

What's Going On?
If you African Americans you are at major risk of contracting COVID 19.
This should not be news to you as we have known for decades that our health outcomes even without COVID 19 was deadly.(Many, physicians, politicians, and other folk are unaware.)
Unequal treatment in healthcare is well documented and does not need further study. The medical profession understand fully the social determinants of health that continues dramatically to affected the Black Community.
What should we do now and how will we make it go away?
For now, you must focus on staying safe and alive now.
Please encourage all segments of our community(urban and rural communities)to practice social distancing, washing your hands appropriately, wearing face mask (to protect others from you and you from others).
The medical illnesses documented as risk factors are primarily medical issues of Black people.
"Pressure, sugar, the big C, heart trouble, obesity, kidney disease, Asthma, lupus, HIV, a lack of health literacy and a plorath of other issues put us in harm's way regarding this disease.
We all know someone with one , two or three of the above. Some folk don't know they have disease.
Myths and untruths run amok in our community.
Finally we all have been victimized by "Racism" implicit bias, which has taken a toll on all of us.
I am Dr tjb CTGIHD for Af Am and the underserved.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 2 weeks ago

What's going on?
Social distancing is the order of the day.
Our community is most vulnerable as the world has been made aware.
If you have a medical condition, such as " pressure, heart trouble, sugar, cancer, problems with your kidneys, HIV/AIDs, taking pills for your condition, just to name a few please stay at home. This virus is no joke.
If you are found to be positive please let your family and friends know. To save their life through contact tracing will be very important to stop the spread of the virus. Even if your family member or friend have no symptoms they will be ask to quarantine themselves.
Stay safe. This to will past, but not yet.
I am Dr tjb CTGIHD for Af Am and the underserved.

Closing the Gap in Healthcare

1 month 2 weeks ago

What's Going On?

In every cloud there is a silver lining and in this Pandemic we are seeing the silver lining as dedicated health care professionals are doing what we have always done and that is putting our lives on the line always for our fellow man. It did not just start with the COVID 19 Pandemic. Being a healthcare professional is a "Sacred Calling". Everyone can't do it. Sometimes people's don't live up to what we are supposed to be but the profession is sacred.

As I watch my young and older colleagues from all over the world, all backgrounds and races, put their lives on the line it make proud to be in the number of health care professionals willing to give it all for our felllow man. It is an attitude that comes out once we are in training. It is not just about being a physicians. We all bring something to the wonderful profession of a health care professional.

Right on to my Brothers and Sisters on the front line and behind the scenes. Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU.

I am DrTjb CTGIHD for Af Am and the underserved.

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