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Men's Health and Sickle Cell Disease

The Black Doctors Speak Podcast

Release Date: 06/28/2021

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The Black Doctors Speak Podcast

On today's edition of Black Doctors Speak, we are joined by James ED Jackson who is the CEO of the Alameda Health system. We will discuss his background growing up in Oakland, his role as a CEO of a large scale system in the Bay Area, and the role of the public hospital during the COVID-19 epidemic.  With more than 30 years in healthcare administration, James Jackson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alameda Health System in Alameda County, CA.   Prior to this role James was the Chief Operating Officer of Seton Medical Center & Seton Coastside, part of the Verity...

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On this week's Black Doctors Speak, we are joined by Michael LeNoir, MD and ,  , as we discuss Medicine, Advocacy, Cancer and COVID. Dr. Rhoads' background and scholarly work crosses the full cancer continuum from basic science (endothelial cell regulation and angiogenesis); to clinical care as a colorectal surgeon; through health services research in cancer disparities; and training in health policy (as a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard (2005-2006), and as the inaugural UCSF Philip R. Lee Fellow in Health Policy (2007-2008)). She has formal training in community...

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On this week's Black Doctors Speak, we are joined by Michael LeNoir, MD and Donna Carey, MD, as we discuss the COVID Pandemic and having candid conversations with patients on the importance of the vaccine.

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On this week's Black Doctors Speak, we are joined by Michael LeNoir, MD and Noha Abeoleta, MD, founding CEO of Roots Community Health Center, a community-based, community-driven and community-empowering model for improving wellness that Roots calls "Whole Health" in Oakland, CA. Join us as we discuss the COVID Pandemic, Vaccine Boosters, Mental Health and Legislative Policy.

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This week on the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Dr. George Woods who will discuss Mental health in the African American Community. Dr. Woods is a very prominent psychiatrist who feels that the mental health delivery system is not sensitive, and often prejudiced, against African Americans.  In addition, many African Americans are distrustful of mental health services. An article in the Journal of Racial and Health Disparities identified a small study highlighting differences and what was expected by African-Americans who ended up in the mental health system. Often African...

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The Black Doctors Speak Podcast

In case you missed it, join the African American Wellness Project each Wednesday on our FB channel for Wellness Watch where discuss various health issues that affect you! During this episode, we were joined by Donna White Carey, MD, Dori Russ, MD and Lakiea Wright, MD as they discuss the flu and safety! Join in the conversation each week starting at 8pm ET.

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On this edition of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Oliver Brooks to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations in children. Oliver Tate Brooks, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, graduating in three years. While at Morehouse, he received the Frederick E. Mapp Prize in Biology for excellence in biology. Dr. Brooks received his medical degree in 1981 from Howard University College of Medicine, where he was a summer instructor in biochemistry. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital-Oakland,...

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On this edition of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Mark Mitchell M.D., MPH, FACPM to discuss Environmental Justice and how this impacts your health. Mark Mitchell M.D., MPH, FACPM is a senior member of our Program on Climate and Health team. A preventive medicine physician trained in environmental health and health policy, for over two decades Dr. Mitchell has worked in the public health sector -- including as Director of the Hartford, Connecticut Health Department -- and with environmental justice communities to prevent and reduce environmentally related disease...

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The Black Doctors Speak Podcast

On this edition of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Oliver Brooks to discuss talking to black parents about the COVID-19 vaccination. Oliver Tate Brooks, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, graduating in three years. While at Morehouse, he received the Frederick E. Mapp Prize in Biology for excellence in biology. Dr. Brooks received his medical degree in 1981 from Howard University College of Medicine, where he was a summer instructor in biochemistry. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s...

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On this edition of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we are joined by Asthma Specialist, Dr. Esteban González Burchard to discuss Asthma in the 21st Century and how this impacts your health. Esteban González Burchard, M.D., M.P.H. is an American physician-scientist, specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine, asthma, genetics, gene-environment interactions, pharmacology, epidemiology, and health disparities. He is the Founder and Director of the Asthma Collaboratory and the Center for Genes, Environment, and Health at the University of...

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This week’s episode of Black Doctors Speak is all about sickle cell disease. Sickle cell is a genetic blood disorder in which red blood cells become hard and appear like the C-shaped sickle tool, which can be very painful and difficult to manage. Sickle cell anemia commonly impacts the Black community, as it occurs in about 1 in every 365 Black or African American births. Even greater is the amount of Black or African American babies born with the sickle cell trait, which is about 1 in every 13. If you are curious to learn more about sickle cell, tune into this informative episode of Black Doctors Speak!

Today, Dr. LeNoir opens up the episode by recognizing the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and provides updates on the changing landscape of the virus. Following updates on the Coronavirus is an informative discussion on the ins-and-outs of sickle cell disease. To discuss this important topic, Dr. LeNoir is joined by Mr. John Burns from the Black Women’s Health Imperative, an attorney and partner at Burns Brothers, a culture-driven diversity agency. Also joining in on this important episode is Dr. Doris Browne, a past President of the National Medical Association and distinguished hematologist and oncologist, as well as Mr. Ty Montgomery, running back for the New Orleans Saints, who is also a carrier of the sickle cell trait.

This panel of guests dive into some of the details of sickle cell that are unknown to much of the public. They dive into the differences between the sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease, the importance of testing for the trait, as well as some complications that come with diagnosing and treating sickle cell. Mr. Montgomery offers some insight on what it was like to be a professional athlete living with the sickle cell trait, and how he handled this diagnosis throughout his personal and professional life. Mr. Burns also goes in to the specifics of what the Black Women’s Health Imperative is doing to help educate the public and advocate for those living with sickle cell. Tune in to this episode to learn all about this disease that severely impacts the black community.