Loss of Smell Could Predict Death for Elderly

Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

Gala Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent

The African Women's Cancer Awareness Association recently hosted a gala to raise money for programs geared to increase awareness of breast cancer in women of African descent.

Dallas Nurse Free of Ebola, Will be Released from Md. Hospital

Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the nation's first diagnosed case, has been cured, officials for the National Institutes of Health announced Friday.

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola: Report

A doctor in New York City who recently traveled to West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, CNN reported Thursday.

D.C. Health Officials Preparing for Ebola

Since Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease, there's been a tug-of-war between health officials seeking to assure the public that the virus is under control on one hand and rising fear ...

Many Unaware of Obamacare's Upcoming Enrollment Period, Poll Finds

Obamacare begins its second enrollment period next month — problem is, no one seems to know about it.

Obama Names Ebola Czar

President Obama has selected former White House official Ron Klain as his Ebola response coordinator, the White House said Friday.

Nurse with Ebola to be Transferred to Maryland

The first nurse to contract the Ebola virus in the U.S. will be transferred to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, according to several reports Thursday.

Local Woman Shares Story of Domestic Violence

With Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed during October, officials at the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence said nearly 20 individuals per minute in the United States are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner, which equates to more than ...

Second Health Care Worker Contracts Ebola in Dallas

A second health care worker who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the deadly virus, officials for the Texas Department of Health confirmed.

Second Ebola Case in U.S. Stokes Fear

On the heels of Thomas Eric Duncan's death from Ebola in Dallas on Oct. 8, one of the nurses treating him has contracted the disease.

Judge Issues Hold on Ebola Victim's Remains

A Louisiana judge barred the Texas firm that destroyed Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's belongings from transporting them into the state, contradicting statements made over the weekend by Texas health department officials regarding Duncan's cremated remains.

Texas Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim Tests Positive for Virus

A health care worker in Dallas who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for the virus as well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday morning.

NAMI Leads Mental Illness Awareness Campaigns

For the millions who suffer alone and in silence, the first full week in October counts as Mental Illness Awareness Week which casts a spotlight on a growing number of individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and other ...

D.C. Region Dodges Ebola — For Now

Since word spread during the latter part of last week that two people in the Washington metro area might have Ebola, local residents have been as nervous and jittery as other Americans because of the knowledge that Ebola is now ...