A Battle to Halt the Diabetes Epidemic, Pt. 3

Those of you who have followed this column faithfully will be able to witness the devastation, and you will learn how to avoid the horrors of diabetes.

Stroke Awareness Entails Regularly Monitoring Health

The National Stroke Association has launched a new campaign to begin National Stroke Awareness Month — which kicks off in May — to help educate the public about stroke risk and prevention.

12 Cases of Zika Virus Infections Reported in Maryland

A top health official for the state of Maryland has confirmed an outbreak of at least 12 cases of the Zika virus, resulting in all levels of government working together to respond to threats surrounding the public's health.

Celebrating & Supporting Our Living Treasures

We have some great activities lined up for Older Americans Month, including senior proms, senior games, forums, art shows and community days.

Racial Bias Influences Medical Treatment of Blacks: Study

Racial bias is partly to blame for tendencies to under-treat pain complaints from black patients, a new study by researchers at the University of Virginia determined.

U.Md. to Require Prescriber Courses for Nursing Students

The University of Maryland's School of Nursing is among nearly 200 schools that will now require their advanced-practice registered nursing students to take some form of prescriber education by the time they graduate.

Prince George's Co. Kicks Off Fitness Program

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined several other county employees and residents Wednesday to sport lime green T-shirts and conduct stretching exercises.

D.C. Residents Continue Fight HEALTH to End Marijuana Prohibition

Entertainers that included De La Soul, the District's own go-go great the Backyard Band, dancehall sensation Jesse Royal, Congo Sanchez and local reggae group Nappy Riddem took to the stage at the festival grounds at RFK Stadium in Southeast as ...

Maryland Woman Wins Prestigious Environmental Prize

Maryland resident Destiny Watford was among the winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, which carries a cash award of $175,000 and lots of attention.

Black Lives Matter — Take Charge and Control of Your Health

Black lives do matter. Take charge and control of your health.

Phill Wilson: Still Answering the Black AIDS Call at 60

The Black AIDS Institute is holding a fundraiser in celebration of Phill Wilson's 60th birthday on April 23.

D.C. Native Lives Historic 40 Years After Kidney Transplant

George Franklin knows what it's like to overcome trials and rise up when even death seems imminent.

Zika Measure Passes Congress

Rep. G. K. Butterfield's legislation to speed up the development of vaccines and treatments against the Zika virus is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.

United Medical Center Marks 50th Year of Service in Southeast D.C.

There have been several name changes, some high notes and some troubling low points, but 50 years later, the only acute-care hospital providing professional health care services to residents in Southeast and southern Prince George's County communities, continues to offer ...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Physicians

The health care profession continues to be one of the most profitable and exciting career paths for bright, educated youth in America. But for Blacks and other children of color, one caveat remains — finding role models who can direct ...