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By Dr. Thaddeus John Bell
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PHEN Summit

 Session I: September 7, 2022 Understanding and Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity During the COVID-19 pandemic prostate cancer early detection screenings and treatments were delayed. This session will examine how Black...

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 I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.

MASK

 Eventhough you had the vaccine and the booster, it is important you wear your mask. Your opinion matters. I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.

Health Disparities and the Vaccine

 There's a direct relationship between COVID-19 health disparities and African Americans to decrease your risk of getting sick and COVID-19 get the booster. Your opinion matters. I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities...
Unconscious Bias

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...

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Some People Are Just Ridiculous

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...

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Physicians Need to be Appreciated

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...

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The Trump Syndrome

The Trump Syndrome

  Do you remember when Trump declared that he knew more about war than known by the military generals collectively? Believe it or not, there are some patients with this mindset and I refer to it as the Trump Syndrome.  It does not occur frequently, but they will...

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Strokes in Black Men

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...

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Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

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 underserved communities.  One myth that I do not often hear is placing moss in your shoes to control hypertension.  The...

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The Bucket List

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 the death of my youngest daughter, Tonisha Bell Alston.  She decided to take matters into her own hands and...

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