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The Black Doctors Speak Podcast

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Headlined by Dr. Michael LeNoir, The Black Doctors Speak Podcast will focus on the healthcare issues that affect our community, while providing special guest commentary and action steps to help us heal.

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United States

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Headlined by Dr. Michael LeNoir, The Black Doctors Speak Podcast will focus on the healthcare issues that affect our community, while providing special guest commentary and action steps to help us heal.

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English


Episodes
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Why are Black Women Still Dying at a Higher Rate During Pregnancy? What can the Black Community Do?

5/20/2024
In this crucial episode, Dr. Kevin Smith and Dr. Michael LeNoir delve into the alarming rates of maternal mortality among Black women. They explore the systemic issues and health disparities contributing to these statistics and discuss actionable steps the Black community can take to advocate for better care and support for Black mothers. Tune in for an insightful conversation on how we can work together to save lives and improve maternal health outcomes.

Duration:00:15:54

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Addressing Youth Mental Health: Overcoming Stigma with Dr. Rahn Bailey [Part 2]

5/16/2024
In the second part of our interview with Dr. Rahn Bailey, he and host Dr. LeNoir discuss the signs parents should look out for, as well as the action steps that can be taken to help our youth who are struggling with mental health issues.

Duration:00:13:53

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Addressing Youth Mental Health: Overcoming Stigma with Dr. Rahn Bailey [Part 1]

5/15/2024
In this episode of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, we kick off our Addressing Youth Mental Health series, focused on the ways we can recognize signs, support, and empower our youth as they deal with mental health struggles. Our host Dr. Michael LeNoir, MD is joined by distinguished psychiatrist and prominent mental health advocate Dr. Rahn Bailey as they address the stigmas associated with mental health in the Black Community and how it impacts our young people.

Duration:00:15:07

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If you are wheezing and sneezing, it's allergy season!

4/26/2024
Today's episode addresses the seasonal challenges of allergies under the theme "If you are wheezing and sneezing, it's allergy season." We delve into the specifics of pollen allergies, offering insights and advice to our listeners. As a medical professional, Dr. Michael A. Lenoir, MD, FAAAAI, contributes by focusing on the medical dimensions of our discussions, ensuring that our content remains both informative and authoritative. We are fortunate to have Dr. Renee, who, with her extensive network, including interactions with celebrities, will bring a unique perspective to our podcast, enriching our discussions with diverse viewpoints.

Duration:00:15:06

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Why is Information so Confusing on Why Prostate Cancer is Worse in Black Men

3/7/2024
In our latest podcast episode, we delve deep into a critical and often overlooked topic: Prostate Cancer, with a special focus on how it affects and is managed in Black men. Our guest, Dr. Mack Roach, brings an illuminating perspective to the table, shedding light on the disparities and challenges faced by Black men in the realm of Prostate Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care. This episode is part of a compelling two-part series aimed at providing essential insights into Prostate Cancer, complementing our previous conversation with Dr. Lankford. Together, these discussions form a comprehensive overview that's invaluable not just for those diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, but for anyone looking to understand the nuances of this disease and its broader implications on healthcare equity.

Duration:00:15:30

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Why Prostate Cancer Is Confusing for Black Men?

3/4/2024
Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Dr. Dawud Lankford and host Michael LeNoir, MD diving into "Why Prostate Cancer Is Confusing for Black Men?" Let's clear that up together! Explore the truths and misconceptions about Prostate Cancer in the African American community. This episode is a crucial step in raising your awareness and what to if or you family is dealing with prostate cancer.

Duration:00:21:41

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Equity, Equality and Justice for All

1/8/2024
The African American Wellness Projects Book of the Year, given to the author of a best book on Black Health Issues, Mr. William Jahmal Miller. Today, we delve into the powerful memoir that underscores the shared responsibility we all bear in advancing equity, equality, and justice for every individual. Join us on a transformative journey inspired by the experiences of Mr. Miller, California’s first-ever health equity officer and key advisor to Governor Jerry Brown on health and mental health disparities. Whether you're an academic, high school student, graduate student, civil rights leader, aspiring healthcare executive, or policy maker, this podcast promises to resonate deeply with you. Join us as we explore the intersections of leadership, social determinants, and the pursuit of wellness in the African American community. "Equity Unveiled" is not just a memoir; it's a call to action for a healthier, more equitable future for all. Tune in and be part of the conversation.

Duration:00:14:58

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Can We Eat Healthy for the Holidays?

12/5/2023
Welcome to the African American Wellness Project podcast, where we dive into important conversations about health and well-being in the African American community. In this episode, titled "Can We Eat Healthy for the Holidays," our esteemed moderator, George Strait, guides the discussion with our knowledgeable host, Michael LeNoir, MD, and the renowned Chef Nikki Shaw from the Food Network. As the holiday season approaches, the trio explores the challenges and opportunities of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while indulging in festive culinary delights. From traditional family recipes to modern twists, they provide insights into how to navigate holiday meals without compromising on health. Join us as we delve into various dietary choices, including vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, and flexitarian diets. Nikki Shaw sheds light on the health benefits associated with each, helping listeners make informed decisions about their food choices during this celebratory time. Chef Nikki Shaw, known for her expertise showcased on the Food Network, shares practical tips and delicious recipes to make healthy eating an enjoyable part of the holiday season. Together, they emphasize the importance of balance, mindful choices, and the positive impact such decisions can have on overall well-being. Tune in to the African American Wellness Project podcast for an engaging and informative discussion on how you can savor the joy of the holidays while prioritizing your health. Whether you're a seasoned health enthusiast or just beginning your wellness journey, this episode offers valuable insights to make your holiday celebrations both delicious and nutritious.

Duration:00:09:38

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Bridging Health Gaps: Dr. Sharon Ottey and Michael LeNoir, MD on COVID Vaccines and the African American Community

11/6/2023
In this crucial episode, Dr. Sharon Ottey engages in a compelling conversation with the esteemed Michael LeNoir, MD, shining a spotlight on the importance of COVID vaccination within the African American community. As trusted voices in the medical field, they explore the nuances of COVID vaccines, emphasizing the significance of getting vaccinated and addressing the unique considerations within this community. Diving into the parameters of COVID vaccines, Dr. LeNoir and Dr. Ottey provide valuable insights into the safety, efficacy, and importance of receiving the third vaccination booster. The discussion extends to the latest CDC guidelines, ensuring listeners are well-informed about the measures in place to keep communities safe. This episode serves as a beacon of information, dispelling myths and addressing concerns surrounding COVID vaccination within the African American community. Dr. Ottey and Dr. LeNoir navigate through the science, history, and societal factors that influence vaccine uptake, fostering a greater understanding of the critical role vaccinations play in safeguarding public health. Tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of COVID vaccines, the booster shot, and the collective responsibility we share in keeping our communities resilient. Subscribe now to stay informed and empowered, as Dr. Sharon Ottey and Michael LeNoir, MD, guide you through the essential journey towards a healthier, more protected future.

Duration:00:08:27

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Weight Loss and Diabetes: Navigating New Solutions

11/2/2023
In this special episode during Diabetic Awareness Month, join host, Michael LeNoir, MD and esteemed guest, Dr. Sharon Ottey, as they delve into the intriguing realm of weight loss drugs and their implications for individuals with diabetes. Unpacking the complexities of these innovative medications, our experts shed light on the parameters, daily impacts, complications, and underlying medical issues associated with their use. Dr. LeNoir, a seasoned medical professional, brings his wealth of experience to the conversation, providing valuable insights into how these weight loss drugs intersect with diabetes management. Together with Dr. Ottey, they explore the latest advancements in the field, offering listeners a comprehensive understanding of the potential benefits and risks involved. Whether you're someone living with diabetes, a healthcare professional, or simply interested in the intersection of weight loss and metabolic health, this episode promises to be an enlightening and informative journey. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the evolving landscape of weight loss drugs and their impact on daily life, all within the context of Diabetic Awareness Month. Don't miss this engaging conversation that aims to empower and educate, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more informed community. Subscribe now to stay updated on the latest discussions shaping the future of diabetes care and weight management.

Duration:00:07:29

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Listening to Your Heart: Cardiac Screening with 100 Black Men of the Bay Area

10/16/2023
In this enlightening episode of Black Doctors Speak, we embark on a journey to explore the importance of cardiac screening, with a focus on the remarkable work done by 100 Black Men of the Bay Area. Join us for a profound conversation featuring Dr. Michael LeNoir, as he welcomes a special guest, Dr. Antoine Fuller, Cardiac Surgeon, to unravel the significance of early detection and addressing heart murmurs in the Black community. Heart murmurs are more common than you might think, and they affect many people, particularly within the Black community. With startling statistics underscoring the prevalence of heart issues, our guests are on a mission to raise awareness. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a renowned physician and advocate, is a leading figure in public health, with a special focus on healthcare disparities in the Black community. As the co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), he brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion. Dr. Antoine Fuller, a skilled Cardiac Surgeon, joins the conversation as a specialist in addressing heart conditions. He shares insights into the importance of cardiac screenings and the significance of identifying and addressing heart murmurs, both the benign and the more serious ones. In this episode, our guests shed light on the prevalence of heart murmurs in the Black community and the vital role played by organizations like 100 Black Men of the Bay Area. They discuss the importance of early detection and the impact it can have on overall heart health. Tune in to Black Doctors Speak and discover how the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) is actively contributing to this critical discussion. Gain insights into the work of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area and their commitment to improving heart health in the Black community. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation about listening to your heart and taking proactive steps to protect your health.

Duration:00:26:48

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A Breath of Change: Empowering Asthma Prevention in the African American Community

7/31/2023
In this powerful episode of Black Doctors Speak, we confront a vital issue impacting the African American community: Asthma prevention. Join us for an insightful conversation with three remarkable guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir, Lynda Mitchell, MA, CAE, CEO of the Allergy & Asthma Network, and Charmayne Anderson, MPA, Director of Advocacy at the Allergy & Asthma Network, as they discuss the urgent need for asthma prevention and highlight the expertise of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP). Asthma affects people of all backgrounds, but its impact within the African American community is profound. The statistics tell a compelling story, and our guests are here to address it. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a distinguished physician and advocate, is a leading authority on public health, with a focus on addressing healthcare disparities in the African American community. As a co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), he has dedicated his career to improving the health and well-being of African Americans. Lynda Mitchell, MA, CAE, CEO of the Allergy & Asthma Network, brings a wealth of expertise in asthma care and prevention. Her organization is at the forefront of advocating for individuals affected by asthma and allergies. Charmayne Anderson, MPA, Director of Advocacy at the Allergy & Asthma Network, brings her passion for advocacy and her commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with asthma. In this episode, our guests discuss the sobering statistics surrounding asthma in the African American community and the critical importance of prevention. They also share practical strategies, advocacy efforts, and initiatives aimed at reducing the burden of asthma, all while emphasizing the role of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) in this mission. Tune in to [Your Podcast Name] for an enlightening conversation on the state of asthma prevention within the African American community and discover how the Allergy & Asthma Network, alongside the African American Wellness Project, is working tirelessly to make a difference. This episode provides valuable insights and actionable steps for anyone seeking to join the fight against asthma in this context.

Duration:00:21:04

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Breathing Easy: Living with Asthma in the African American Community

7/24/2023
In our latest episode of Black Doctors Speak, we tackle an often-overlooked issue that affects many in the African American community: living with asthma. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with two distinguished guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Ms. Anderson, as they shed light on the challenges and solutions when it comes to managing asthma, all while highlighting the expertise of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP). Asthma is a common respiratory condition, but the impact on the African American community is significant, with startling statistics underscoring the disparities in asthma care. Our guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Ms. Anderson, provide invaluable insights into this pressing issue. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a renowned physician and advocate, is a recognized authority in public health, particularly in addressing healthcare disparities. As a co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), he has dedicated his career to addressing the health challenges facing the African American community. Ms. Anderson, an individual with personal experience living with asthma in the African American community, brings a unique and compelling perspective to the conversation. Her story resonates with many who navigate the challenges of asthma daily. In this episode, our guests discuss the striking statistics regarding asthma in the African American community, delving into the specific obstacles and inequalities that impact those living with this condition. They also explore practical strategies for managing asthma and improving overall quality of life. Join us on Black Doctors Speak for a candid and informative discussion on the African American Wellness Project's (AAWP) role in addressing asthma disparities and learn about the resources and support available to those affected by asthma within the African American community. This episode offers valuable insights and guidance for anyone seeking a better understanding of living with asthma in this context.

Duration:00:19:00

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Diabetes in the African-American community

6/27/2023
🎙️ Get ready to gain valuable insights into diabetes in the African-American community by tuning in to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast. Join esteemed physician expert, Dr. Michael LeNoir, MD, and the knowledgeable Leonor Coleman in a compelling episode that focuses on diabetes, with a particular emphasis on its impact on children. In this enlightening conversation, Dr. LeNoir and Leonor Coleman delve into the unique challenges faced by the African-American community in managing diabetes. They explore the underlying factors that contribute to the higher prevalence of diabetes in this population and discuss the importance of early detection and intervention. What makes this episode truly special is the exploration of newer drugs and treatment approaches for diabetes. Dr. LeNoir and Leonor Coleman provide up-to-date information on innovative medications that have shown promising results. By shining a light on these advancements, they offer hope and potential solutions for individuals and families affected by diabetes. With a specific focus on diabetes and children, this episode addresses the critical issue of pediatric diabetes in the African-American community. Dr. LeNoir and Leonor Coleman provide valuable insights into managing diabetes in young ones, highlighting the importance of education, support, and early intervention. Whether you or someone you know is affected by diabetes or you have a keen interest in understanding the impact of this condition within the African-American community, this podcast episode is a must-listen. Subscribe to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast today to stay informed, inspired, and equipped with the latest insights on diabetes management. Together, let's work towards healthier futures for our children and communities.

Duration:00:20:11

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Hypertension within the Black community

6/27/2023
🎙️ Discover a fresh perspective on hypertension within the Black community with the Black Doctors Speak Podcast, featuring the esteemed physician expert, Dr. Michael LeNoir, MD, and the insightful Dr. Lenoor Coleman. In this engaging episode, they delve into the causes of hypertension and explore innovative approaches to medication. Join these renowned doctors as they shed light on the unique challenges faced by the Black community when it comes to managing hypertension. Through their in-depth discussion, they tackle the underlying factors that contribute to this prevalent health issue, providing a comprehensive understanding of its origins and impact. What sets this episode apart is the emphasis on newer approaches to medication. Dr. LeNoir and Dr. Coleman explore innovative treatment options and share their expertise on strategies that have shown promising results. By presenting a range of perspectives and insights, they empower listeners to make informed decisions about their health and take proactive steps towards managing hypertension effectively. Whether you have personal experience with hypertension or are simply curious to learn more about this pressing health concern, this podcast episode offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from trusted experts. Subscribe to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast today and embark on a journey of empowerment and understanding. Stay informed, stay inspired, and together let's work towards a healthier future.

Duration:00:23:09

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Prostate Cancer Management

6/27/2023
🎙️ Tune in to the Black Doctors Speak Podcast with renowned physician expert, Dr. Michael LeNoir, for an engaging and informative discussion on Prostate Cancer management. In this episode, Dr. LeNoir is joined by Dr. Langford and a special guest who shares his personal experience and dissatisfaction with his prostate evaluations. Join us as these esteemed doctors delve into the intricacies of prostate cancer, exploring various approaches to its management and shedding light on the challenges faced by patients. With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, Dr. LeNoir and Dr. Langford provide invaluable insights, demystifying the complexities of Prostate health and addressing the concerns that men often grapple with. Whether you or someone you know has faced Prostate Cancer or you simply have an interest in learning about this important topic, this podcast episode offers a unique opportunity to hear from experts who are deeply committed to promoting health and well-being within the Black community and beyond.

Duration:00:29:24

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Prostate Cancer Unmasked: Diagnosis in the African American Community

6/26/2023
In this illuminating episode of Black Doctors Speak, we delve into a critical aspect of men's health that demands our attention: the diagnosis of prostate cancer in the African American community. Join us for a compelling conversation with two distinguished experts, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Michael Leblanc, as they uncover the profound impact of this condition and the pivotal role of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP). Prostate cancer affects men of all backgrounds, but the statistics within the African American community are particularly alarming. Our guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Michael Leblanc, shed light on this pressing issue and the role of the AAWP in addressing it. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a distinguished physician and advocate, is renowned for his work in public health and health disparities. As the co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), he brings a wealth of expertise to the conversation, particularly in addressing healthcare challenges in the Black community. Michael Leblanc, an expert in men's health and a passionate advocate for prostate cancer awareness, joins the discussion. With years of experience in the field, he shares insights into the complexities of prostate cancer diagnosis, with a specific focus on the African American community. In this episode, our guests discuss the disconcerting statistics surrounding prostate cancer within the African American community and explore the unique challenges in diagnosis. They emphasize the vital importance of early detection, regular screenings, and proactive measures in the fight against this prevalent disease. Tune in to Black Doctors Speak to gain a deeper understanding of the African American Wellness Project's (AAWP) pivotal role in combating prostate cancer and to learn about the resources and strategies available to address this critical issue within the African American community. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation on a topic that affects the lives of countless men and their families.

Duration:00:21:49

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Closing the Gap: Healthcare Disparities and Patient Responsibilities in the African American Community

4/10/2023
In our latest episode of Black Doctors Speak, we confront a pressing issue that affects the African American community: healthcare disparities. Join us for a riveting conversation with two distinguished guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Kimmie Watkins Tart, Director of Public Health for Alameda County, as they unravel the challenges and responsibilities in achieving equitable healthcare outcomes. Healthcare disparities continue to disproportionately impact the Black community, with alarming statistics highlighting the inequalities. Our guests, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Kimmie Watkins Tart, offer profound insights into this critical issue. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a leading physician and advocate, is a prominent figure in addressing healthcare disparities. He is also the co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), a trusted authority in the field. Dr. LeNoir has dedicated his career to dismantling the barriers to quality healthcare that many African Americans face daily. Kimmie Watkins Tart, Director of Public Health for Alameda County, is a trailblazer in public health and has a profound understanding of the intricacies surrounding healthcare disparities. She is deeply committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved communities and is a key figure in addressing healthcare inequities in her region. In this enlightening episode, our guests discuss the stark realities of healthcare disparities in the African American community, exploring the root causes and the responsibilities of patients in navigating their healthcare journey. Together, they offer valuable insights and practical solutions to bridge the gap. Tune in to Black Doctors Speak and discover how the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) is championing change and advocating for a more equitable healthcare system. Gain a deeper understanding of the role patient responsibilities play in achieving health and wellness for all members of the community.

Duration:00:16:29

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Addressing the Epidemic: Gun Violence in the African American Community

4/3/2023
In this eye-opening episode of Black Doctors Speak, we delve deep into the critical issue of gun violence in the African American community. Join us as we sit down with two distinguished experts, Dr. Michael LeNoir and Dr. Rahn Bailey, who shed light on the urgent need for solutions in the face of startling statistics. The African American community has been disproportionately affected by gun violence, with alarming rates of firearm-related incidents plaguing neighborhoods. Dr. LeNoir and Dr. Bailey are on the front lines of this crisis, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation. Dr. Michael LeNoir, a renowned physician and advocate, is a leading authority on public health in the Black community. As the co-founder of the African American Wellness Project (AAWP), he has dedicated his life to addressing the healthcare disparities that have contributed to the gun violence epidemic. Dr. Rahn Bailey is a distinguished psychiatrist and a prominent figure in mental health advocacy. He understands the intersection of mental health and gun violence, and he's committed to raising awareness about the impact of trauma and mental health on these issues. Together, Dr. LeNoir and Dr. Bailey bring their expertise to the forefront, discussing the complex factors behind gun violence in the African American community and advocating for innovative solutions to mitigate this crisis. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode of Black Doctors Speak and discover how the African American Wellness Project (AAWP) is taking a stand in the fight against gun violence, offering hope, education, and concrete strategies to create safer, healthier communities for everyone.

Duration:00:11:27

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Does Racism Affect Prostate Cancer?

3/10/2023
Did you know that African-American men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the world? Listen as Dr. Roach discusses the article “Racism Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer: It Causes Prostate Cancer Deaths.

Duration:00:23:27