U.S. News and World Report February 1, 2011 

UPI:  January 31, 2011

African-American men, who die an average of seven years earlier than white men or other ethnic groups, say a visit to the doctor is often a bad experience.  The Study Examines Reasons Some Black Men Avoid Doctors

Principal investigator Derek Griffith, Julie Ober Allen and Katie Gunter of the University of Michigan School of Public Health say a majority of 105 African-American men in the study say they avoid going to the doctor because visits are stressful and physicians don't give useful information on how to make lifestyle changes.


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