In this enlightening episode of Black Health 365, Britt and Jackie explore herbal medicine and its benefits. The duo welcomes guest Jennifer West as they have an in-depth conversation on herbalism, the historical significance of black herbalists’ and their contributions to black communities. Jennifer West is a community-centered Clinical Herbalist & soon-to-be Clinical Nutritionist serving […]

After Mike Tyson recently opened up about battling sciatica, we chose to highlight a few other rare health issues plaguing our culture.

Family & Relationships

It turns out that a sexual climax, while not essential for a good sex life, is more than just a toe-curling release; it’s also pretty healthy.

Dr. Day, Get Well Wednesday, If You Missed It

Dr. Aleron Kong is a Morehouse-trained internist who comes by his medical prowess honestly – his parents are doctors Stephanie and Waine Kong. The youngest Dr. Kong is just as interested in Black health matters as his parents, even founding a professional group “We Make a Difference” that puts pre-med and medical students with professional […]

Michelle Obama just turned 50 and she’s looking great. The First Lady is a prime example of how health can help keep you looking and feeling great. With her Let’s Move campaign, Mrs. Obama wants to help all Americans become more aware of the importance of eating healthy and staying fit. This morning she joined […]

Heart Disease

B. Waine Kong, PhD, is a psychologist and contributing editor and consultant for Black Health Matters. Kong is the former CEO of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC); he retired in 2008 after leading the organization for more than 21 years. Kong was instrumental in setting up Hypertension Clinics in churches and barbershops, since 1978 […]