Howard U. Surgeon's Cancer Battle Featured in Ken Burns Doc

From the age of seven, Lori Wilson knew that she wanted to be a surgeon. While other kids were reading Dr. Seuss books, Wilson was fascinated by an anatomy book inside of an encyclopedia in her house.

HHS Initiative Tackles Opioid Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday an initiative to stop the spike of prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdoses and dependence.

CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

Charity Assists Resident With Multiple Myeloma

Good Days From CDF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ensure that no one living with a chronic condition has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday life.

United Medical Center Unveils Mobile Health Clinics

United Medical Center recently announced that it will be launching a comprehensive Mobile Health Clinic Service to address the healthcare needs of residents in Southeast D.C. and parts of southern Prince George's County.

Officials Unveil New Suicide Prevention Tool

Professionals at the Rockville, Maryland-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have developed a new tool that they hope will help prevent suicides.

DreamMakerS Providing Needed MS Assistance

More than 2.5 million individuals around the world, including 400,000 Americans, have multiple sclerosis, the unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.

Reclaiming Our Right to the Breath of Life

In this health supplement, we have chosen the theme "Breath of Life," because we too, understand how vital our ability to breathe, and to do so unencumbered, remains to our existence.

DC Cab Commission Offers Helping Hand

The DC Taxicab Commission has just unveiled a pilot program that will help District residents with health challenges get to their doctor's office or other places for medical treatment.

Asthma Affected by Ozone

Asthma rates among black children have risen by 50 percent from 2001 through 2009 with 1 out of every 12 people in the U.S. now suffering from the lifelong disease. But if health and environmental groups have their way, the ...

50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid: The Battle for Health Coverage Continues

Fifty years ago, lawmakers, medical professionals and many in low-income and senior communities called the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid a leap forward for America and the millions who’d benefit from a program that promised health security.

Hepatitis C Cure Results from NIH/Unity Study

the National Institutes on Health in Bethesda, Maryland, that has developed a new, tested and FDA-approved drug that comes with little, if any side effects.

An Ideal Number 2 May Not Be A Number 2: What Your Bathroom Habits Might Be Telling You

It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens behind bathroom doors. But if you can set aside the awkwardness for a moment, your bathroom habits may actually be an important indicator of your gastrointestinal (GI) health.

Caring for Your Baby: Before, During and After Pregnancy

Taking care of yourself before, during and after pregnancy is important to having a full-term, healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

A Nutrition Plan for You

Try these tips to have you and your family eating healthier in no time.