World AIDS Day Celebrated Around the Globe

"Getting to Zero" has been designated as the theme for World AIDS Day 2015, which is being celebrated Tuesday.

Cost of Alzheimer's Disease Skyrocketing

It's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

Alzheimer's: Recognizing the Symptoms, Signs and Stages

It started with my mother forgetting how to get around in a small town in which she had lived for over three decades. As it continued she became unable to remember how to make many of our family’s favorite meals. ...

Morgan State U.'s First Patent Helps Alzheimer's Patients

Dr. Jayfus Doswell has become accustomed to finding solutions to complex problems.

Breast Cancer Survivor Starts Nonprofit

The pain nagged at Kiesha Harris. Then, the lump under her armpit swelled more.

Diabetes Prevention Program Launched at UMD

In statistics revealed last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million individuals in the United States have diabetes.

Leukemia and Lymphoma: Reflections of a Survivor

Thousands gathered Oct. 17 at Freedom Plaza in Northwest D.C. for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual fundraiser, Light the Night Walk.

Hospital Provides Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, held two free P.I.N.K.I.E. (Purposely Involved N Keeping Individuals Educated) parties to educate employees and community members about breast health as well as the importance of annual mammogram screenings and clinical breast examinations.

D.C. Joins Task Force to Fight Heroin, Dangerous Drugs

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced this week that the city has joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force to help eradicate deaths from heroin overdoses.

Keeping Your Relationships Healthy

If your relationship is unhealthy, it can affect your mental health and overall health. Understanding what makes relationships healthy or unhealthy can make all the difference.

DHCD Makes Halloween Special

On Oct. 31, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development's Lead Safe Washington program held a Halloween event for local families to educate them on the of major health hazards lead paint poisoning can cause in children.

Obama Vows to Fight Heroin ‘Crisis’

One week after Democratic Sen. Bob Casey vowed to continue a push for ways lawmakers can help, President Barack Obama promised to use his position and federal programs to try to combat heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse, a scourge ...

Processed Meat Confirmed as Cancer Hazard

Eating processed meats is a cancer hazard, and red meat probably is too, according to the World Health Organization [WHO].

County Rejects Paid Sick Leave Proposal

A Prince George’s County Council committee chose not to move along proposed legislation that sought to provide employees paid sick leave.

World Health Organization Warns Processed, Red Meats Can Cause Cancer

The World Health Organization issued a statement early Monday warning that based on evidence from hundreds of studies, eating processed meat such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and ham -- which is salted, cured or smoked to enhance or preserve ...