Black Health

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

February is national heart health month, and heart disease is an issue in the Black community. Russ talks to Senior Policy Adviser for Nursing Practice and Work Environment with the American Nurses Association (ANA), Kendra McMillan, who is also a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Public Health, about this topic. McMillan says that […]

The United States is the only industrialized country where the rates of maternal deaths have increased, instead of decreased. And “near deaths” are on the rise: 60,000 a year across the country, especially among black women. Serena Williams and Beyonce both recently spoke about their traumatic birth experiences, which shows that this issue is plaguing […]

February is not just Black History Month, it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month. Here’s why you should WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO RAISE AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH? A: Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the country.  When people hear the word chronic disease in kids they […]

It may be cold out right now but that doesn’t keep some people from sweating. It’s a condition called hyperhidrosis and if you have it, you know how embarrassing it can be. Dr. Rani Whitfield shares more about the condition and how to combat it. WHAT EXACTLY IS HYPERHIDROSIS? Hyperhidrosis (hi-pur-hi-DROE-sis) is abnormally excessive sweating that’s not necessarily […]

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.

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…

In an effort to encourage to low-income Detroit, Mich.,  mothers to breastfeed, an Oregon company has teamed with the Clinton Global Initiative to buy their…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline. But make sure you read the fine print. Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said Tuesday night the administration will be […]

The years 1865 through the mid-1960’s were the prime decades of the Black hospital movement. During that time, when most hospitals with adequate equipment were segregated, the Black hospital movement was designed to give Black physicians a way to treat patients and study medicine through lectures, workshops, and training sessions. Their goal was to improve […]

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 […]