Doctor Uses Black Hair Salons To Encourage Healthy Living

Dr. Reed Tuckson explored if black women were spending as much time on their health as they do on their hair

From CBS News

One of the most talked about subjects when it comes to African American women is their hair.

But Dr. Reed Tuckson saw that as much attention black women give to their hair, the same doesn’t go for their health.

“All these women would come in, would get these elaborate things done,” Tuckson, a former Washington, D.C. Public Health Commissioner and executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, told HealthPop. “I walked across the magical divide and asked a woman, ‘Are you exercising?’ (She) said, ‘Do you know how much money I spend on my hair?'”

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