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  Aiming for a healthier lifestyle is important for all Americans, but for the African-American community, it is critical to make positive health changes in 2015. But keeping an eye on your health should be a year-round focus, especially as the community faces struggles with obesity, diabetes and heart disease. At the junction of Black […]

Dr. Rani Whitfield, aka the ‘Hip-Hop Doc’ is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Louisiana native earned his undergrad degree from Southern University and A&M college before earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Whitfield has appeared on several TV and radio shows including BET’s […]

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Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, also known as “The Hip Hop Doc” , is a board certified family physician with a Certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Sports medicine. Dr. Whitfield serves on the board of Directors for Susan G Komen and is and advisory board member for the Junior League and I-Care. He is also […]

Have a question for the doctor? Text it to “646464: (OHOHOH) Summer’s coming and along with fun in the sun comes rising temperatures and, in some places, suffocating humidity, making it difficult for people to breathe indoors and out. Dr. Rani Whitfield, a physician based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said in a television interview on […]

Got a question about the flu? Text it to “646464” (OHOHOH). — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the 2012-2013 flu season is particularly bad. The virus has spread to 47 states and 20 people have died so far this season. And, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said, it […]

With the rising cost of health care, maintaining good health is key. And for black men, the risk of not taking care of themselves can have devastating effects in the bedroom. According to research by the Mayo Clinic, two things in particular, obesity and alcoholism, has a direct affect on testosterone levels. As men age, […]