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Blacks, Latinos Make Health Care Gains

Recent health care reports show declines in the uninsured rates for both African-Americans and other minorities nationally, while highlighting that Washington continues to be among cities where blacks and Latinos have benefited greatly from the Affordable Care Act.

Michelle Obama Hosts 7th Annual Garden Planting

First lady Michelle Obama, joined by students and community leaders from the District, Prince George's County, and several states across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring temperatures on April 15 to plant the 7th annual White House Kitchen ...

Program Targets Prevalence of Diabetes

More than 52,000 District residents live with diabetes, and those in Wards 4, 5, 7 and 8 have the highest mortality rate from the debilitating disease.

Blacks Missing Out on 'Obamacare' Savings

As health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent of African Americans and about half of whites didn't know that the Affordable Care Act can help those that need it the most to cover some ...

3 Ways to Become More Environmentally Friendly in 2015

Here are three ways your family can create positive environmental change starting today.

D.C. is the Model City for Sustainability


The District has received national recognition for its leadership in sustainability.

DC Water Biosolids Management Program

It took more than 10 years, two general managers and $460 million, but before the summer is out, Washington, D.C. will be the site of the world's largest biosolids management and treatment programs.

'First, You Cry,' Pt. II: Jim Clingman, His Family, Their Faith and Their Fight

It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.

Area Food Bank Essential to D.C. Residents

Scores of people lined up on the windy Saturday morning near the Northwest One Library near First and L streets in northwest Washington with their market bags and trollies in hand to collect their free fresh fruits and vegetables distributed ...

Vets Seek Passage of Medical Marijuana Bill

Even as scores of D.C. residents recently celebrated the city’s liberalization of marijuana laws by publicly exchanging cannabis seeds, one group remained on the outside looking in — local and national veterans who are seeking a way to be treated ...

Author's Journey: A Brave New World

It's a day that Yvonne Broady will never forget.

Howard U. Surgeon's Cancer Battle Featured in Ken Burns Doc

From the age of seven, Lori Wilson knew that she wanted to be a surgeon. While other kids were reading Dr. Seuss books, Wilson was fascinated by an anatomy book inside of an encyclopedia in her house.

HHS Initiative Tackles Opioid Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday an initiative to stop the spike of prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdoses and dependence.

CURRY: I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: "It looks like you had a heart attack."

Charity Assists Resident With Multiple Myeloma

Good Days From CDF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ensure that no one living with a chronic condition has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday life.

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