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Acupuncture Today – February, 2021 (Vol. 22, Issue 02)

Healing Hatred

Felice Dunas, PhD
Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University (an HBCU) and an oncological surgeon, spends his entire life working with patients and students whose lives are negatively affected by a concept he calls "weathering." A life filled with difficulties can cause adverse effects on health. If you live in ward 3 in Washington D.C., which is financially comfortable and 95 percent white, you will live an average of 87 years, he said in a recent interview. If you live in wards 7-8, which are 95 percent African American, poor and just a few miles away from ward 3, the life expectancy of an African American male is only 67-68 years. 

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