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CLEVELAND, OH (3/13/11) - Guest, Dr. Charles Modlin, talked about The 9th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair coming up on April 7th, 2011. 

He said it's going to be held at the main facility of the Cleveland Clinic from 5:30pm 8:30pm. 

Dr. Modlin and I talked about African American men and other minorities including Hispanics and Asians who tend to have shorter life-expectancies than do their White counterparts because of the lack of medical diagnosis and treatment. 

Last year the health fair had close to 4-thousand attendees. 

Dr. Modlin expects that many again. 

We talked about the higher incidence of prostate cancer, diabetes, major heart disease and high blood pressure among minority men. 

He encouraged men to come down for up too 40-free screenings and the chance to talk one-on-one with physicals.  

We also aired a PSA by Cleveland native and actor Bill Cobbs. 

Cobbs studied at Karamu House here in Cleveland and has appeared in episodes of CSI and Criminals Minds:Suspect Behavior; Star Trek: Enterprise and many other TV shows and movies.  Cobbs encouraged African American men to take better case of themselves and to come down to the Minority Men's Health Fair at The Cleveland Clinic on April,7th.

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