There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is a message that B. Waine Kong takes to heart.

The psychologist and contributing editor and consultant for Black Health Matters believes that black Americans should receive great medical care when warranted, but that it is more important to teach those who are not affected by disease to prevent it and reduce their individual risk factors.

As has pointed out before, black Americans have poor health outcomes in nearly every major disease indicator, either being at higher risk for developing a disease or being more likely to die from it.

(Written by: Jackie Jones,

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