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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...

Why didn’t I listen?

Why didn’t I listen?

Apr. 29 | I’m talking to two of my young cousins who are really super people, solid parents, good marriages, and the best friends one could have. We have a great relationship as family and girlfriends. Here we are talking about how much sweeter life might...

Certification workshop offered  for women-owned businesses

Certification workshop offered for women-owned businesses

Apr. 29 | Women business owners looking for an edge to win contracts with government organizations and corporations should attend a workshop presented by the Women’s Business Development Center-Minnesota (WBDC-MN) titled “Is WBE Certification Right for...