As the Ebola virus decimates their beloved country, Liberian ambassador to the United States Jeremiah C. Sulunteh and Marion Parker Cassell Nelson watch with horror and growing concern.
Dr. Ian K. Smith delivered a frightening message during an appearance at the University of the District of Columbia on Sept. 11: African-Americans are disproportionately obese and therefore suffer from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers at a rate ...
Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Traditionally, African-Americans have felt that suicide wasn’t as much of a problem as it is in other communities. But, as the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week beginning Monday, Sept. 8, a pattern has emerged among African-Americans that could contradict ...
The Ebola epidemic is wreaking havoc on populations in parts of West Africa forcing the World Health Organization to call for a more determined global response to bring the outbreak under control.
Nearly 40 million Americans — or one in every seven people — have arthritis. And while the condition affects people of all ages, it most often sets in as a person gets older.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to learn about the deadly disease and the pros and cons of getting tested.
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.
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.
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.
Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas have been shown to boost the glycemic index and reduce the risk of heart disease.
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.
The power of positive thinking works.
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 ...
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.