radio show

A live radio show focusing on the health and wellness of Black women.


“Her Health Matters” radio program is hosted by Dr. Safiyya Shabazz with a special emphasis on the physical, mental, and social health of today’s mature Black woman. 

Tune in to tap into empowering discussions about today’s top health topics with easy-to-understand dialogue.

Listen in and call in every 4th Sunday at 2p on WURD Radio 96.1 FM /  900AM.  



Mindful Moment– Getting centered and providing that positive mental space to prepare for the day’s episode

Speak On It– Discussion around the day’s main theme.

Tech Talk– Health-related technology and telehealth trends and tips

Policy and Women– Leaders and elected officials come to the table to discuss laws, emerging policy, and policy trends

Move Ya Body!– Find out about events and activities in the community that will help you stay healthy and well




Latest Episode


Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, an expert in transforming sleep routines for high-achieving women and children. Known as RestfulSleepMD, she guide towards a life where thriving is the norm. Special guest Angelique Hinton followed up on the recent election’s importance and the remarkable work of local youth supported by PA Youth Vote!

EPISODE 10: How to Transform you Sleep Routine

Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, Founder of Restful Sleep Angelique Hinton,Executive Director, PA Youth Vote

FEB 2023 Episode 5    |   60min

Recent Episodes

EPISODE 1: Maternal Wellness and the Strong Black Woman Fallacy

Alexia Doumbouya, MSL | ericalynn cotton- COCOLIFE.BLACK

EPISODE 2: Nutrition: Culture Matters

Janelle Elgon-Ketchum | Unlimited Nutrition

EPISODE 3: Black Women with ADHD

IngerShaye Colzie, msw - ALCHEMY COACHING

EPISODE 4: African-American Foods ARE Healthy Foods

JANELLE ELGON- Nutritionist * PA State Representative Joanna McClinton

EPISODE 7: Healthy Wallets, Healthy Lives

Rachael Hanible, Missing Peace Financial Group

EPISODE 8: The Impact of Gun Violence in Philadelphia

jamie brunson, executive director of first person arts. Yolanda Hughes Director of Network of Neighbors at DBHIDS Rosalinda Pichardo, Founder of Operation Save Our City

EPISODE 9: No More Silence: Overcoming Domestic Violence

Debbie Bookman, Domestic Violence Survivor Ashley Thompson, Director of Counseling, Laurel House

EPISODE 10: How to Transform you Sleep Routine

Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown, Founder of Restful Sleep Angelique Hinton,Executive Director, PA Youth Vote

EPISODE 12: The Power of Participation: The Real Deal on Clinical Trials.

Dr. Sukhmani Padda, Dr. Linda Fleisher, O’ronica Fields

Host Bio

Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP is the owner and Medical Director of Fountain Medical Associates, a primary care practice in Mount Airy serving patients throughout their lifespan. An alumna of Central High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an internship at Morehouse Family Medicine in Atlanta before returning to Philadelphia to complete residency training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. There,  she previously served as a clinical faculty member and remains on the volunteer faculty as an attending preceptor for Penn Med students.  Dr. Shabazz is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Her advice for health and long life is based on “eating to live” and establishing lasting habits that reduce the risk of death and disease. She is a physicianentrepreneur, mother, wife, sister and teacher who resides in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Shabazz hopes to harness the collective power of Philadelphia’s Black physicians at various stages of their careers. She believes that together, we can not only reduce healthcare disparities among patients, but also address disparities in the professional opportunities available to Black doctors in the Greater Philadelphia area. When physicians of color are supported, it increases our capacity to serve the community.

media experience

Dr. Shabazz has shared her expertise on Radio & TV – discussing health topics with host Patty Jackson on WDAS 105.3FM and her knowledge and experience as a family doctor on the Discovery Channel.

DR. SAFIYYA SHABAZZ “Her Health Matters Host”

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