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Back-to-School Health: Finding Your Child a Medical Home

This August, families are preparing for a new school year. For many parents like me, that means going to the doctor to get our kids their required check-ups. A yearly well-child visit is a great first step in keeping our ...

Born in '88? You'll Want to Read This

If you're turning 26 this year, then you know that 1988 was more than just the year the movie "Big" premiered or that Michael Jackson sang "Man in the Mirror" — it's the year you were born!

Challenges Facing Caregivers

America will soon have more senior citizens than ever before, many of whom will require assistance with their daily living. However, the role of a caregiver can be arduous.

Ebola Puts Many on Edge

A hotline has been established in the District for physicians to immediately report suspected and laboratory confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.

AmeriHealth Launches 'I Am Healthy' Campaign

AmeriHealth District of Columbia, the largest Medicaid-managed care organization in the District and a member of AmeriHealth Caritas, recently launched its "I Am Healthy" public awareness campaign.

Cure for Hepatitis C an Open Secret

It's an open secret: There's a cure for hepatitis C.

Back-to-School Basics: Vaccinations and Backpacks

While you are gathering school supplies, make sure vaccinations are on your checklist.

Social Network Challenges: Tragedies Waiting to Happen

From the knockout game to the fire challenge, there is no shortage of bad ideas or video documentation of those foolish enough to try them.

P.G. Community College to Ban Smoking, Tobacco

Prince George’s Community College announced Monday it will prohibit smoking and tobacco usage on the Largo campus this fall, part of a new initiative to decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with tobacco products.

Emmy-Winning Journalist Named to National Kidney Foundation Board

Jummy Olabanji of Washington, D.C., has been named to the National Kidney Foundation board of directors.

Bed Sharing Linked to SIDS

New research by officials at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Northwest has revealed that bed-sharing remains an important factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), particularly among younger infants.

Powdered Caffeine: The Deadly New Teen Trend

Powdered caffeine is easy to find online, and even easier to overdose on.

Gray Expands D.C. Free Summer Meals Program to Saturdays

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday the expansion of the city's Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so.

Mental Health Officials Slam J. Crew

J. Crew officials created a buzz this month by introducing a new size, XXXS, or, Triple 000.

Removing Barriers and Improving the Quality of Life for Seniors

In the D.C. Office on Aging’s first issue in The Washington Informer, I would like to talk about falls in the home and how they may lead to injury or death to the elderly.