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We must effectively address the healthcare needs of people of color

February 11, 2022

Many things have been revealed over the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic as far as healthcare equity and access is concerned. Equity in healthcare is vital in order to maintain a healthy, productive society. More people of color, percentage wise, have succumbed to the ravages of COVID-19. Why would this be? Well, the […]


Mass N95 mask distribution in Greensboro

February 4, 2022

To combat the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19, Guilford County Board of Commissioners reinstated a countywide mask mandate on January 13. In order to make sure that residents have access to N95 masks, the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services (GCDHHS) held a mass mask distribution event at the […]


Watch for early warning signs of heart disease

January 28, 2022

Most people are familiar with coronary heart disease, CAD. Unfortunately, many of us have either experienced this or have friends or family, who have experienced this form of heart disease. There are three main arteries that supply blood to the heart. Any of these three vessels may become clogged with cholesterol which prevents the free […]


Everyone should have home COVID test kits

January 21, 2022

The government has recently bought a large number of the quick home test for COVID-19. There is also a mandate that insurance companies are to pay for up to eight home tests per month. People are asking if they should avail themselves of this test. I must say it is a good idea to have […]


Make time to exercise in 2022

January 14, 2022

So many people this time of the year make a commitment to improve their health. One of the primary ways people do this is to promise themselves that they will start an exercise program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that less than one in every four adults in this country gets the recommended […]


Start 2022 by again wearing a mask

January 7, 2022

Due to a surge in the cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, public health entities are strongly recommending that people wear masks. Locally, we are seeing the reinstatement of a mask mandate. This public health recommendation has been music to my ears. The Omicron variant has the unfortunate characteristic of being extremely infectious. Since it […]


Make 2022 a year of good health

December 30, 2021

Well, we made it. To say it was different is an understatement. 2021 has been difficult on so many different levels. What did you learn and how will you use the past challenges to flavor your new year? You learned that you were resilient and adaptive. Two qualities that will serve you well whatever the […]


A tough year with hopes for better but we cannot disrespect COVID-19

December 24, 2021

Wow here we go again. Who would have believed we are back in this space again with COVID-19 and its derivatives surrounding our lives. Yes, we are all so over COVID-19 but COVID-19 is not through with us. So, we must learn to live with it. Your best bet is to become vaccinated. That includes […]


Black Men Die of Prostate Cancer at Double the Rate of All Other Races

December 10, 2021

RICHMOND, VA. – Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia’s public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was only 52. His father, Virginia Senator Benjamin J. Lambert III, his grandfather, and four uncles also all died of prostate […]


Holiday gatherings: A suitable time to learn family health history

December 2, 2021

When new patients come into a medical practice, one of the sets of questions physicians ask is about one’s family history of illness and disease. This is valuable information in helping to formulate a healthcare plan for a patient. The number of people who have no knowledge as to what illnesses run in their family […]


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