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What is Ebola Fever?

What is Ebola Fever?

Aug. 21 | Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal organs and of the skin. It also causes the infected person to have a fever. It is also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. There is no vaccination against it. Ebola...

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Aug. 14 | 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 seems more prominent because it affects...

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Jul. 29 | It’s especially important that Black men over 40 discuss this with their doctor   African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American...

An enlarged prostate has some annoying symptoms

An enlarged prostate has some annoying symptoms

Jul. 17 | It can also cause serious health problems if not treated   African American men have had the highest prostate cancer rate of any group in the world. African American men have an almost 70 percent higher rate of prostate cancer than in Caucasians...

What is an allergic skin reaction?

What is an allergic skin reaction?

Jul. 12 |               At readers’ request, this week we are reprinting Dr. Crutchfield’s column on allergic skin reactions first published in our March 20 issue.   Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do...

Lyme disease can cause serious health problems if left untreated

Lyme disease can cause serious health problems if left untreated

Jul. 3 | What is Lyme disease?  Lyme disease is a disease that is caused by a bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi). It is commonly found in North America and Europe. It is spread by deer ticks. Deer ticks bite and feed on the blood of animals and on humans....

Don’t just sit there — do something!

Don’t just sit there — do something!

Jun. 26 |                         and Tamiko Morgan, MD   Eighty-six percent of Americans sit all day at work. We remember the days when we “envied” those who had the ability to sit at work....

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Jun. 5 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dr. Crutchfield, I went to pick up a prescription and instead of the brand-name drug my doctor prescribed, the pharmacy gave me a generic drug. Is this ok?   The vast majority of patients experience the...

Insurers, elected officials and the media can also help reduce healthcare disparities

Insurers, elected officials and the media can also help reduce healthcare disparities

May. 28 |   Last week in this column we discussed how community programs, physicians and medical schools, and pharmaceutical companies can help reduce healthcare disparities. This week we look at three other players who can contribute to the effort.       Conclusion...

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...