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November 15, 2020 59 min
Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities Guest: Dr. Renee Matthews On this episode we are speaking about the health inequities facing the black community during this time of pandemic. Dr. Renee Matthews is the host of Ask Dr. Renee and can be seen in over 45,000 doctor’s offices in her Out of Office with Dr. Renee video spots. Dr. Renee uses her medical degree to help people live healthier lives and on this episode, she offers specific things we can all do to protect ourselves and others from COVID. Stay healthy and I hope you will listen. Listening notes: 1:00 Dr. Renee Matthews 1:19 Health inequities in the black community 2:39 Renee’s dad’s health 4:28 How is love speaking to you today? 5:20 Staying busy 6:00 As a black man, Renee says her dad was not treated well 6:45 Renee’s platform 7:00 Why did you decide to use your medical degree in this way? 8:08 Two pandemics 8:35 86 people 9:56 “There was a rumor that black people can’t get this.” 10:36 “The numbers were ridiculous for black people.” 11:11 Underlying conditions 12:18 No primary care doctors 12:45 Essential workers 13:43 Wear a mask! 14:40 “Wear it correctly & leave it alone!” 17:55 “Bandanas are the worst!” 18:00 “Things are passing under the face shield.” 19:08 “Surgeons wear masks for 12 hour surgeries!” 19:43 I’m no longer a candidate for wine. 20:49 Besides wearing a mask, what is the best thing we should be doing? 20:56 How to be prepared 22:40 “Food is medicine.” 22:59 Watch your stress 24:33 COVID in eyes 27:09 “Wash your hands and remove your clothing.” 28:39 When do you sleep? 29:08 How many steps should we get a day? 32:18 “I ran next to my bed the other night!” 32:44 What’s exciting you right now?” 34:50 The Girl Scouts 35:05 “I’m an official YouTuber!” 35:55 The purpose of this podcast 36:06 What reminds you of your purpose? 37:27 “We are now going to focus on asthma.” 38:36 COVID vaccine 40:04 “Antibodies is a treatment.” 41:29 Does it have to do with blood type? 43:00 “We don’t listen!” 43:26 “Look at other countries!” 44:33 Do you have a daily prayer? 45:45 Renee’s prayer 46:12 The prayer of Jabez 46:40 Devotional for teen girls 47:27 Did you have a “no” that launched you? 47:58 “There was a counselor at my college who told me I wasn’t college material.” 48:15 Renee stops at nothing! 48:59 Renee’s Oprah story 51:50 Emergencies at The Oprah Winfrey Show 54:49 20,000 people 56:15 Speaking to the black community 57:44 Thank you! Connect with Dr. Renee: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/askdrrenee/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/drrenee/ Resources: Ask Dr. Renee https://www.facebook.com/AskDrRenee YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/AskDrRenee Prayer of Jabez https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prayer_of_Jabez
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