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Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

May. 22 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Last week in this column we discussed how individuals and their families can help reduce healthcare disparities by developing and executing Personal Health Plans (PHPs). This week we look at other players...

Harrison Neighborhood Assn. has new executive

Harrison Neighborhood Assn. has new executive

May. 22 |   Shauen V.T. PearcePhoto courtesy of HNA The board of directors of the Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shauen V.T. Pearce. Most recently of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Shauen...

Reducing healthcare disparities requires a national organized effort

Reducing healthcare disparities requires a national organized effort

May. 19 | Last week in this column we defined health disparities. Merriam-Webster defines disparity as “the state of being different.” The term “health disparities” refers to several conditions. It almost always refers to differences in groups relating...

One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

May. 17 | As we transition seasons from winter to spring, many of us are feeling “under the weather.” Many of our sinuses are “acting up” and colds are not to hard to catch. Which is why many of us head to the local department store to pick up the...

Defining health disparities

Defining health disparities

May. 12 | Dr. Crutchfield, what do people mean when they use the term “health disparity”?   Merriam-Webster defines disparity as “the state of being different.” The term “health disparities” refers to several conditions. It almost always refers...

Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

May. 8 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   DeAnte MichaudPhoto by Khymyle Mims What makes a role model? Think back to someone you looked up to, who kept you out of trouble and had a huge influence on the person you turned out to be. You may know their...

The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

On belonging

On belonging

May. 7 | “Racism poisons civic life and denies the worth of human beings because of their color,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote. We know that racism destroys a Black man by ignoring his gifts, overlooking his presence, and demeaning his manhood. Larry Holmes,...

A call to action: Help your neighbor

A call to action: Help your neighbor

May. 2 | The winter season 2013 through 2014 returned Minneapolis to the reality of Minnesota winters. We had been spoiled by the relatively mild winter seasons of the past few years I own and operate a snow-removal company. This is the first season where...

Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

May. 1 | Conclusion of a 4-part column     Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder...