Menthol Ban Could Have Impact on Blacks

The illegal trafficking of cigarettes along Interstate 95 and in areas across the country has already presented numerous revenue loss and law enforcement problems, but a government ban on menthol cigarettes would create far greater issues, according to police, cigarette ...

Baltimore Gets $4M Grant to Abate Lead Paint, Health Hazards from Homes

Baltimore City has received a grant worth nearly $4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to eliminate lead paint from 230 homes and eradicate other environmental health hazards from 115 homes.

A Bright Future in Focus: 
Children's Eye Health and Safety

When thinking about keeping your child healthy, eye health sometimes gets overlooked.

Back-to-School Basics: Annual Checkups and Vaccines

Your child's school may have a checklist for the things students need. In addition to items on that list, your child will need to see the doctor and be vaccinated before classes start.

D.C. Provides Renewable Alternatives

The DC Housing Authority has explored renewable energy opportunities in solar power, fuel cell energy generation, mechanical flue gas recovery systems, and water saving devices, according to Board of Commissioners Chairperson Terri Thompson.

White House Announces Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic

The White House announced Monday that its Office of National Drug Control Policy will launch a $2.5 million initiative to combat heroin use in the Northeast region of the U.S.

Senate Cuts Housing Vouchers for Poor

For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter.

Maryland Care Facility: A Breath of Fresh Air

As more and more of the population ages, many baby boomers are faced with how to take care of elderly parents and loved ones.

Recovery: Joy Does Come in the Morning

Certainly we understand that whenever one seeks to claim they have been rehabilitated, they must first discover the tranquility that comes when one embraces recovery and welcomes that arduous goal.

Join Mayor Bowser for the FitDC Billion Steps Challenge and Participate in a Ward

FitDC is a citywide initiative to encourage DC residents to adopt healthier, more active lifestyles.

Nesbitt Gets Candid on Public Health

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, who became the District's director of the Department of Health in December, recently spoke with Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, discussing her position, the city's most pressing public health issues like synthetic marijuana and the strategic ...

Back-To-School Health: Finding Your Child a Medical Home

A yearly well-child visit is a great first step in keeping our children healthy, but is it enough?

A Wife's Journey to Save Her Husband’s Life and Educate a Community

The lives of nearly 4,000 Hispanics in the United States were saved last year through organ donation and transplantation.

Parents: Tips to Support Healthy Hydration

Parents often wonder how to maintain their kids' health. One important step that may be overlooked is to ensure that young children are properly hydrated.

Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month' this August

Childhood obesity, which is associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems and sleep apnea, amongst other adverse health effects, can usually be prevented.