Here is a scary fact:  Smoking causes more deaths in the US each year than AIDS, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, motor vehicle crashes and fires - combined!  Yet 23% of African American males smoke, and 15% of African American females smoke.  We all know that smoking is addictive and leads to all kinds of health issues, yet cigarettes are still sold, people still buy them, and tobacco companies continue to bombard the community, particularly the African American community, with cigarette ads.  Why does this happen?  On the next Another View we'll talk about smoking, the harmful effects, and examine just how well cessation programs work.  Join host Barbara Hamm Lee, along with guest host, Dr. Keith Newby for critical information that could literally save your life!  Plus Lisa Godley brings us the inspiring music of Dr. Adolphus Hailstork.  It's all on Another View, Friday, April 25 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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Is your eyesight blurry?  Do you see spots?  Is it hard for you to see at night when you're driving?  And just when was the last time you had an eye exam?  On the next Another View on Health, we'll talk about your eyesight - and how the health of the rest of you could affect how well you see.  Our guests include opthamologist Alan L. Wagner, M.D., FACS, of Wagner Macular and Retina Center; optometrist Kristina Ramsey of Harbor Family Eye Care; and cardiologist and co-host Dr. Keith NewbyJoin us for Another View on Health, Friday, March 28 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Statistics show that in 2009, close to 300,000 women died from cardiovascular disease- that’s 1 in every 4 women. For African American women, the risk is even higher. Doctors site genetics, diet, and socioeconomic factors as some of the reasons. On the next Another View we will discuss the factors and tell you what you can do to get or stay "Heart Healthy." We'll hear stories from survivors like special guest Nicole Smith and get life saving information from Teri Arnold, Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Be sure to join Co-Host/ Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby along with Guest Host Lisa Godley as we explore this important topic. We'll also hear from the keynote speaker for an upcoming anti-bullying conference in Hampton Roads. Learn how Dr. Michael Fowlin uses uncomfortable situations to bring about change. Join us Friday, February 28, 2014 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog! You won't want to miss the next... Another View!

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African Americans suffer disproportionately from vascular disease, including heart attacks and stroke.  Vascular disease is a suspected risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease - and research shows African Americans are more likely to develop Alzheimer's than whites. On the next Another View on Health, we'll talk about Alzheimer's, share the ten warning signs, and discuss treatment options.  Our guests include Univeristy of Georgia, Institute of Gerontology Professor Dr. Toni P. Miles; Caretaker Phyllis Hines; Geriatric Medicine Specialist Dr. Hamid Okhravi; CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, Gino Colombara and guest host Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby.  And we'll also talk about prostate cancer with Charlie Hill of Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum.  It's all on Another View, Friday, January 24 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us on this blog!

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December 23rd is the deadline for health insurance coverage through the Federal healthcare insurance exchange if you want your coverage to begin on January 1, 2014.  There is still confusion about eligibility, cost and the healthcare.gov website, so Another View has turned to an expert for answers.  On the next Another View our special guest is Joanne Grossi, Director, Region III, Department of Health and Human Services.  Director Grossi will answer all of your questions about the Affordable Care Act and how you can get coverage.  This conversation is not about debate of policy, but rather the nuts and bolts answers you need to questions about healthcare coverage under the ACA.  Join me and my co-host, Cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, for this critical discussion about healthcare for you and your family on the next Another View, Friday, December 20 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us on this blog!

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