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New Nominee for Surgeon General

How should Black Physicians respond to the new Trump environment. Now more than ever, the patients we represent need our advocacy. How should we move forward.

These stories are continue to pile up.....African Americans with unequal treatment

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return
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Medical Update: Very interesting article. Info you need to know to control your diet.

New food labels will require manufacturers to list the added sugars in foods. But is the sugar added to foods really more harmful than the sugars found naturally in foods?
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As a practicing physician for over 40 years...i can absolutely attests that culture and diversity matter when taking care of African Americans regardless of socio ecomonic status

Research has shown that more diverse medical schools foster civic engagement, exposure to different training approaches and cultural sensitivity. The ben...
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Racial disparities exist, but what causes them can be complicated. Harvard anthropology student Jason Silverstein says it has to do with a lack of empathy. Host Michel Michel Martin talks with Silverstein about a Slate article he wrote titled, 'I Don't Feel Your Pain.'
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We need more Black doctors.....especially males....We need a national program to interest more young black males into going into health and medical career.Disparities are best attacked from the ground up.

How does tiny Xavier University in New Orleans manage to send more African-American students to medical school than any other college in the country?
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Best Health Tip of the Day: 140/80 not good enough anymore. How low can you go.

Patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure to under 120 were 25 percent less likely to have heart attacks, heart failure or strokes, or to die from heart disease.
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I am an admirer of Ben Carson, the great healer and physician. But for the life of me I cannot understand why so many people think he could handle the Presidency. Does anyone understand the the relationship he has with Republican voters...it must be more than he "stood up", to Obama at a prayer breakfast. I do know that the end of the day, they will not let him be the nominee.

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Its time to start taking stock of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare..a term I seldom use. And realize that it might be the most important legislation in the since Medicare.

New data clarify some disputes about what it did and didn’t achieve.
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Are we winning the war on cancer ? Join us on KPFA 94.1 FM or www.KPFA.org Monday from 2 to 3 pm, when our guest will be Dr.Edith Mitchell, internationally know expert on cancer, from Jefferson Medical College and current President of the National Medical Association

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Healthcare Disparities continue to exist under Obamacare

I never expected that the Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare), while increasing the number of uninsured African Americans would guarantee that everyone gets the same quality care. So much of the discrimination takes place in healthcare system has nothing to do with access to care but what happens betwe…
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Edith Mitchell MD is now the 116th President of the National Medical Association. Dr, Mitchell is a remarkable scientist and an exceptional physician.

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