Your “Mental Health” Matters

Christopher BrownDr. Christopher Brown

 2+5 = 7 lives extinguished 2+5 = 7 families forever changed 2+5 = A Hurting Nation  Over the last few days we have seen disturbing images and reports of violence that have triggered high emotional levels in all of us.   Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the 5 officers who loss their … Read More

ESRD Part I – Dialysis

Christopher BrownDr. Christopher Brown

Maurice could not figure out why his legs and feet seemed bigger and he was short of breath the last two times he was cutting his grass.   While he did not exercise, he had a job which kept him active and he usually was able to keep up his home without difficulty.   Other than a physical where he was told … Read More

Not the end, but a New Beginning: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Christopher BrownDr. Christopher Brown

As discussed in the February 2016 blog, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the progressive decline in kidney function that affects 26 million Americans. This condition can progress to the point that the kidneys can no longer support life. The medical name for this condition is End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), commonly known as kidney failure. The condition is the 5th … Read More

High Blood Pressure – the silent killer

Columbus BlackBlog Series Vol. 1, Dr. Christopher Brown

Exactly what is high blood pressure? Hypertension or high blood pressure is a disorder that is defined as abnormally high pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of your arteries (the tubes that carry blood from your heart to your body).    It is commonly called the silent killer as it can be present for years causing damage to … Read More