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Below the Belt: Men at Risk for Prostate Cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to learn about the deadly disease and the pros and cons of getting tested.

Ebola Claims 1,400 Victims

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is being described by World Health Organization officials as likely being more widespread than previously reported.

Robin Williams' Death Highlights Depression

The suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has many shining a spotlight on depression, a mental illness that officials said typically had been shrouded in secrecy and shame, particularly in the African-American community.

School-Served Lunches to Include More Fruits, Veggies

Lunchtime this year in public schools across the country promises to be a lot more nutritious, with an abundance of fruits and vegetables being a staple among items served.

Legumes: One Cup Can Boost Your Health

Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas have been shown to boost the glycemic index and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Vaccinations Curtail Spread of Diseases

With the first day of classes for District public schools students just around the corner, parents and guardians are reminded of the importance of ensuring children are properly vaccinated.

Medicine for the Mind

The power of positive thinking works.

Stress a Key Factor in Mental Health

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it hasn't been clear exactly how stress impacts health and promotes disease, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated ...

Against the Odds: Bright Futures for Pregnant Teens

Being a pregnant teen adds new worries, changes and challenges. But pregnant teens have the power to have a healthy baby and make a bright future for themselves and their children.

Reducing Stress through Diet, Exercise

In order to avoid life-threatening conditions — including diabetes, obesity and certain forms of cancer — a proper diet, exercise and plenty of sleep must be part of everyone's daily routine.

Making the Connection

On the anniversary of Emancipation Day in 1985, Unity Health Care (then named Health Care for the Homeless Project) saw their first patients.

Sound the Alarm: Hazardous Homes in D.C.

Hoarding is referred to as compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Men Should Make Their Health a Priority

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are 5-10 percent more likely to have heart disease and be morbidly obese as compared to women.

'The Silent Scourge': Officials Say Alzheimer's, Dementia Prevalent in Blacks

Alzheimer's disease, and dementia, counts as a scourge that grows in public awareness as the population ages and more people suffer from its debilitating effects.

Types of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is by far the most well-known and common type of dementia with symptoms including memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, anxiousness and paranoia.

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