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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...

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...

Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

Apr. 28 |               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...

Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

Apr. 9 | 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...

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Mar. 26 |   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Dr. Crutchfield, my brother tells me his doctor told him that he should not drink grapefruit juice while on a new cholesterol medication. Why is that?   Grapefruit juice is a natural, delicious, nutritious...

What is an allergic skin reaction?

What is an allergic skin reaction?

Mar. 19 |             Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do I know if I am having an allergic skin reaction?   An allergic skin reaction is a common skin rash that occurs when your skin comes into contact with a...

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Mar. 12 | Early care can reduce risk of developing disabling foot problem   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: My aunt told me she has a painful bunion. What is that?   Abunion is large bump that forms at the base of the big toe...

Yes, African Americans can get skin cancer!

Yes, African Americans can get skin cancer!

Mar. 5 | Dark skin is not immunity, so be aware of the risks   We’ve just completed February, African American History Month. Among much else, it can serve as a fitting reminder about a myth that has persisted for too long: African Americans (and those...

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Feb. 26 |             Approximately 75,000 people die every year from bladder cancer in the United States. Although bladder cancer can occur at any time, it most commonly occurs after age 70. It is in the top five cancers for...