Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Public Health Announcement: Rethink Those Summer Plans



Medical health official I am not, but a recent press release from Reuters has me re-thinking the annual joy of eating barbecued food all summer long. If this newfound link between prostate cancer and the consumption of barbecued food is combined with the fact that many of us are black males, all of the "brothers" have got a whole new public health crisis on their hands to worry about: "African-American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world and the lowest rate of survival."

Please believe I'll be taking advantage of my health insurance card and letting my primary care provider earn their check. The black man's days of shunning doctoral care are over.

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