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Late July to early August is prime for hot, super sunny days in Michigan. Staying hydrated helps with the heat, but we should also be protecting our skin from the sun's rays, something that Ascension Medical Group family physician Dr. Victoria Cohen says melanin-rich people tend to...
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Dr. Jamila Taylor meets her patients’ concerns with empathy and information.
uterine fibroids
Minimally invasive techniques produce fewer cases of incisional infection, less postoperative pain and less blood loss.
stroke
Symptoms include sudden weakness, numbness, slurring words, or mental confusion.
uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are most common in Black women and can cause symptoms like heavy bleeding, painful cramps and urinary issues.
Family history
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.
lung cancer
Lung cancer doesn’t only affect smokers, and Black Americans have high rates of late detection and misdiagnoses.
telemedicine
While we’re trying to stay home as much as we can, health care shouldn’t be sacrificed, and telehealth options make keeping up with doctor’s appointments possible.
COVID-19
The seasonal flu and COVID-19 can present similar symptoms, and so protecting against the flu can help avoid confusion.
breast cancer awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and regular screenings and information about family history are key.
sleep
Caffeine, diet and stimuli like TV can disrupt sleep, leading to stress and health concerns.
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