Psychologists: Why We Like to Be Scared

Why do Americans like to be scared?

Cancer Survivor to Host Fundraiser

Zipping up and down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in her Mercedes-Benz SUV and conducting business on her Bluetooth was a way of life for Aleasha Arthur of Laurel, Maryland. Until life took an unexpected, much more serious turn.

Soaring Cost of Breast Cancer Care Troubles Patients

Kimberly Curtis has battled and overcome breast cancer. In doing so and despite having what she said is excellent health insurance, the northeast D.C. resident has also had to reach deep into her pocketbook to pay for the costs associated ...

UMC Physician Retires After 39 Years of Service

After 39 years of leadership service at United Medical Center and its predecessor, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, the highly-respected Dr. David Reagin recently retired, effective Sept. 30.

Dan Gasby: Wife B. Smith's Alzheimer Battle 'Like Fighting ISIS'

Dan Gasby, husband of famed former restaurateur and model B. Smith, said caring for his wife, who was diagnosed two years ago with Alzheimer's disease, has been an ongoing battle.

D.C. Taking Advantage of ACA, But ER Struggles to Keep Up

Though nearly half of D.C. residents who were uninsured now have coverage, it isn't translating into more space at one of the city's busiest emergency rooms, which saw more than 60,000 adults and 30,000 children last year.

D.C. Residents Wary of Euthanasia Bill's Impact on Blacks

In the wake of D.C. Council members advancing a euthanasia bill, skeptics are questioning how the new legislation may affect the black community.

Black Women Die from Breast Cancer at Higher Rate, Study Finds

Black women continue to die from breast cancer at a higher rate than their white counterparts in the United States, and that the disparity increased across the country as a whole, according to a new study released by the Avon ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Reaches Out to Others

Southeast resident Natalie Williams faced the frightening reality of being diagnosed with breast cancer almost five years ago. Now cancer-free, she continues to seek ways to assist other women in her community who face similar health challenges while honoring those ...

Nation's Students Help First Lady Pick Final Harvest

First lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by 20 children from across the nation she had invited to help her with her final harvest, made one thing crystal clear: she wants the elaborate "Kitchen Garden" she established to promote better eating to ...

On the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Crime, Antidotes, Overdoses

Law enforcement agencies around the country are adding antidotes such as Narcan to their arsenals as prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed.

Nation Pauses in Examination of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has caused great upheaval, sickness and death for millions of Americans, men and women. And once again, during the month of October, the medical world along with interested fundraisers will lead the way in securing funds and sharing ...

Baker: Black Community Must Confront, Combat Mental Health Issues

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recalled Wednesday when he and his wife went to the doctor in February 2010 and discovered she had early-onset dementia.

Komen Starts Health Equity Initiative for Black Women

The Susan G. Komen organization launched a $27 million, 10-city initiative to reduce breast cancer death rates among African-American women.

AmeriHealth Caritas Rated Top Medicaid Plan in D.C.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a Medicaid managed care plan serving the District of Columbia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is the top-rated Medicaid plan in the District of Columbia, according to the National Committee for ...