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Why Do Black Men Avoid Regular Doctor’s Visits?

According to a recent study, it’s because they don’t trust white and Asian doctors as much as they trust Black doctors.

Holy Name Medical Center’s Dr. Clenton Coleman told NJTV News, “This study looked at Black patients and they felt more comfortable with Black doctors and that led to better compliance with preventable care. As you know, Black men, as far as a demographic, have the lowest life expectancy of all patients. They suffer from some of the most preventable diseases.”

Coleman continued, “There’s systemic problems like systemic racism, a historical context in which patients mistrust the system. There have been glaring, extreme examples are the Tuskegee experiment, gynecological surgeries on non-consenting women without anesthesia.”

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The Case for Going Commando.

In nobody-really-needed-to-know-this news, Charles Barkley says he hasn’t worn underwear in 10 years. And while this may be cool every once and a while—especially, say, in warmer climates? (Then again, maybe not)—there’s a way to go about it. Just ask Men’s Health.

If you decide you could use the lifestyle switch after reading that article, however, then perhaps you’re ready to burn all your boxers. That’s what Barkley told Jimmy Fallon he did, at least.

“I thought they were unnecessary for space in the house. So, I gathered all my drawers together and had a big ole bonfire,” he shared.

That’s one way to go about it, we suppose.

Netflix Addiction Is Really Real.

In other news, you may want to check your Netflix habits before they get out of hand, because the streaming service actually landed someone into a mental health clinic.

“The unidentified 26-year old proved to be a unique and previously untreated case at the clinic,” HotNewHipHop writes. “He will be treated by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, a professor at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences in Bengaluru. The man was reportedly consuming 7 hours of Netflix on a daily basis, causing him to suffer from ‘physical, social and occupational consequences.'”

The doctor told ABC News that the man was trying to distract himself from environmental stressors (we feel you so much, bruh), but his binges eventually led to “[a] preoccupation with show series, loss of control and psychological withdrawal in [the] form of irritation, if [he was] not allowed to watch.”

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