Strokes in Black Men

  It was recently reported that Oscar nominated, director John Singleton, experienced a stroke that resulted in hospitalization.  The CDC reports...

Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

  One of the main reasons I have continued Closing the Gap in Health Care is to decrease the myths and untruths in the African American and...

Heart Disease, the Number One Cause of Death for Black Women

  isSeveral years ago, the editor of Closing the Gap in Health Care died from a massive heart attack, while sitting on stage, awaiting an award from...

The Bucket List

  The bucket list is a collection of things that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime.  Frankly, I never thought of a bucket list until...

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...

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Obesity, a Major Health Issue for African American Women

Obesity, a Major Health Issue for African American Women

  The epidemic of obesity, a major health issue in the African American community is occurring among black women between the ages of 20 and 39.  Recently, medical literature has revealed that 57% of black women in this age group are obese. This issue has to be...

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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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Young African Americans Pay Attention!

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...

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Changing Social Determinants Can Stop Strokes

Changing Social Determinants Can Stop Strokes

  It is well documented that the social determinants of health play a major role in the health outcome of African Americans and the underserved. Recently, I witnessed this with a young, African American woman, who at age 33, had experienced a massive stroke that...

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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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Closing the gap in health care works when more physicians join us in showing they understand and care about African American patients and underserved communities anywhere in the world.

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