Washington, D.C., received a "D" on the March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card, below the national average grade.
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which officials hope will encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and ...
Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while treating patients in his native Sierra Leone, died Monday while being treated at a Nebraska hospital, authorities said.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's health department announced Wednesday the restoration of federal funds that will help in the fight against infant deaths.
Two new studies presented on Nov. 3 at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Northwest revealed that obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Latino women.
The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last month in a Dallas hospital where he was being treated for Ebola, has reportedly reached a settlement with the hospital for initially sending him home despite displaying symptoms of the deadly ...
Nurses at Providence Hospital in Northeast are following the lead of thousands of their peers nationwide who are protesting a glaring lack of training for dealing with Ebola.
Unity Health Care, a D.C.-based nonprofit health organization, announced Tuesday the Wal-Mart Foundation has made a $10,000 donation which will provide 1,000 city children with backpacks full of school supplies.
For months, World Health Organization officials warned that the numbers of Ebola victims and casualties might be understated because of unreported cases in rural areas of the affected countries and families hiding the sick.
Many in the Washington, D.C., area are feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands suffer from the disease, and a significant number of others have the life-threatening illness but don't know it.
Every day, people in the African-American community consider questions about cancer, whether in relation to their own fight with the disease or a family member, friend or co-worker's. The National Cancer Institute can help them get answers over the telephone ...
Shorter days and cooler evenings means fall has officially arrived, and it's that time of year when health care professionals start seeing people who have contracted the flu.
Gout, also known as "gouty arthritis," affects millions and has been described as an excruciating form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body.
Strep throat, a common type of sore throat in children, has also become prevalent among adults.
Now that a state-of-the-art wellness center has opened in Southeast, accessing health care and learning about proactive steps to remain healthy have become a lot easier.