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Healing in Your Neighborhood: Ghanian Immigrant Doctor Robert Larbi-Odam’s Journey to Bridging Healthcare Disparities Across Minneapolis The city of Minneapolis and surrounding areas are known for impressive education, high quality of life, diverse cultural events and festivals, and the resilience of its people overall. However, there is a darker, underserved side of the Minneapolis community: stark health disparities as a result of socioeconomic factors. Within this diverse landscape emerges a dedicated advocate: Dr. Robert Larbi-Odam, whose steadfast dedication is to those typically overlooked and forgotten by the American healthcare system. Armed with a strong foundation in practicing medicine for the…

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A Flu Vaccine is the Best Protection Against Flu for Pregnant Persons National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 4-8) reminds us that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot, including pregnant people. It is best to get vaccinated before the flu season starts, but you can get a flu shot at any time during the season and at any time during pregnancy. Pregnant people are at higher risk of getting very sick from the flu, being hospitalized, or dying from flu-related complications. If a pregnant person gets sick with the flu, it can also cause serious…

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Justin Stetson is one of the MPD cops who savagely beat Jaleel Stallings on May 30, 2020 then lied in his police report to cause Mr. Stallings to be prosecuted on eight felony charges including attempted murder.  Mr. Stallings was acquitted by a jury.  It took until December 28, 2022—over two and a half years after the incident—for Stetson to be charged.  He is charged with 3rd degree assault under MN Stat. 609.223.1.  He has remained out of jail without bail while awaiting trial. Stetson has an omnibus court hearing on February 16, 2023 at 11:00 am.  CUAPB and other organizations will attend the hearing,…

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Measles is common in many areas of the world and is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can live in the air for up to two hours after an infected person has left a space. Many cases occur in people who are unvaccinated and traveling to countries where measles is common. Measles is not just a rash. It can make people very sick and require hospitalization. Measles can be prevented through vaccination. Most children should receive measles vaccination at 1 year of age and before they start kindergarten.…

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By Ahmed Sirleaf It baffles me to see how the United States government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The response is dismally inimical to what other countries are doing to curb the Corona torment. The focus on social distancing alone is not enough. While social distancing slows the rapid spread of the virus, it only buys us time to implement an eradication response. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Health and a member of the White House’s COVID-19 Taskforce has warned that “it will get worse before it gets better,” he has said at every opportunity. “We…

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African Deli: 6930 Brooklyn Blvd #13, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429| (763) 561-0086 Taste of Africa: Address: 7405 Regent Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 | (763) 432-6646 City Afrique Restaurant: 4326 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412 | (612) 353-6084 Mama Ti’s African Kitchen | 7632 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 | (763) 566-1009 African Foods & Gifts | 117 Willow Bend, Minneapolis, MN 55428 | (763) 269-4570 Safari Express: 920 E Lake St # 134, Minneapolis, MN 55407 | (612) 874-0756 Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis | 3010 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 353-5341 Afro Deli…

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Have you ever gotten health advice from a friend or relative and wanted to check it out on the internet? Have you ever had questions about vaccines and searched for information on the internet? There is plenty of health information online, but some of the information is not accurate or can be confusing. How can you tell what information sites are good and what sites you should avoid? Here are a few tips to guide your internet searches. Go to the experts. Just as you would not have a car mechanic fix an electrical problem in your house, we…

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Imagine for a second, being at your ideal weight. Chisel abs, nice strong arms, broad shoulders, legs to die for and everything in between.  Siting on the couch with the remote control, drinking “diet coke” and eating Lays potato chips may not get you there. You don’t have to back away from the chips entirely for the rest of your life, but reach for fruits and vegetables instead. Getting in shape and staying healthy is not just a walk in the park., but you can start with a walk in the park. Maybe those walks get your feet moving faster…

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What a trip! My visit to Africa, a return to my motherland after a 20 year absence was a welcome relief.  Joining me on the trip was my wife Victorine, my Brother-in-Law, Jude Ambe, and Victorine’s mother, or “Mother Theresa” and “Grannie”, as she is affectionately known. Cameroon, my wife’s place of birth was our main destination, to visit my wife’s family and celebrate the Christmas holiday. Cameroon is located in west -central Africa, and the uniqueness of this African nation is its people. The English speaking Cameroonians, where my wife comes from and the French speaking Cameroonians combine for…

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Lingerie By TK A new lingerie designer on the scene, Ms. Theresa Karn!  Theresa Karn is a Liberian entrepreneur who, in 2020, while the world was grappling with a global pandemic, launched her lingerie line, Lingerie by TK.   Remember the name, get used to seeing her work in Macy’s, JC Penny or any one of the other major stores coming soon. The inspiration for Lingerie by TK comes from the love TK has for fashion. Her goal is to have women feeling beautiful, sexy, and to exude confidence in the bedroom, regardless of their size, shape, or age.  Lingerie…

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