Celebrating African Heritage and Health

Feb. 1 not only marks the start of Black History Month, but for a Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization, it's the beginning of the fifth annual African Heritage & Health Week.

Adult Coloring Catching On as Stress Reliever

Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage and mental health experts and others said it's a major tool in relieving stress.

Family Meals Have Value Beyond Nutrition, Experts Say

Health experts, therapists and others maintain that the benefit of a regular family meal goes far beyond the nutritional value.

Zika Virus Sparks 'International Concern'

The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern" as clusters of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities that may be caused by the virus continue to surface.

February Greetings From DC Office on Aging

We survived Winter Storm Jonas!

Local Resident's Cancer Scare Leads to Advocacy

About 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer while doctors discover about 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

CDC Pushes for Answers on Birth Defect Affecting Black Babies

Top ranking officials for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's urgent for researchers find the cause of a birth defect increasingly found among African-American newborns.

Advocates Rally for Residents Facing Hunger

Thursday marked the opening of the DC Witnesses to Hunger Exhibit at THEARC.

Michelle Obama, School Lunch Directors Eye Truce

A bipartisan Senate agreement aimed at giving schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation's schoolchildren will be at issue during a panel vote Wednesday.

Protecting Frozen Pipes Vital During Winter

When the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes in homes with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and break.

NBC Health Expo Targets New Generation

The 2016 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, the largest health event in the D.C. area, returned to the District Jan. 9-10, at the Washington Convention Center in Northwest.

Racism in Politics Takes Toll on Black America

Throughout American history, race has been a major factor in all politics beginning with the English occupation and the Westward drive of settlers to conquer and slaughter the native peoples, according to an essay on race and politics by Malik ...

A New Year to Be Healthy

Many New Year's resolutions are too demanding and require major life changes. But setting goals for yourself is important, especially ones to improve your well-being.

Working Poor Still Uninsured Despite Government Programs: Report

As many as five million of the nation's working poor are uninsured despite an array of state and federal policies aimed at helping them obtain health care, according to a comprehensive review by USA Today.

Don't Let the Holidays Stress You Out

By focusing on hype surrounding the holiday season, we can underestimate the effects of stress. This inadvertently causes us to engage in unhealthy coping behaviors.