A Smile of Confidence

Margaret Benson was ready to go back to work, but there was one thing she felt standing in the way: her smile.

Recipients, Donor Families Share Connection

Two recipients and donor families share their connection to organ, eye and tissue donations.

Double Scoop on Eye Health

Your eyes are a vessel to use for senses such as sight. No matter what age you are, your eyes remain an important piece of your life.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Digital Eyestrain

If you're regularly using mobile devices, it's possible you're one of 70 percent of U.S. adults who suffer from digital eyestrain. And if you're using technology before bed, you're probably suffering from the sleep- and heath-altering effects of blue light.

Smart Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month'

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.

Living With Sickle Cell Anemia

There's an incorrect notion that sickle cell anemia is curable and that the genetic mutation has been essentially eliminated around the world. But one Northern Virginia man says both beliefs are far from the truth.

Hepatitis C in the Black Community: Addressing an Important Disparity

Hepatitis C is more prevalent among African-Americans than among persons of any other racial group in the nation.

Nationals Help Youth 'See' the World Better

A lucky group of scholar-athletes who are members of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in southeast D.C. recently received free eye care including comprehensive eye examinations and eyewear that shields them from the sun when out on the baseball ...

Caregiver and Respite Care Services

Being a caregiver for your aging loved one can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience. It can also be exceptionally stressful and put a strain on the other relationships in your life.

Probiotics: Common Myths and Shocking Truths

With all the attention paid to health and wellness these days, it's no wonder that probiotics are such a hot topic.

AIDS Activists Wonder If Black Gay Lives Matter

While Black Lives Matter by no means invented intersectionality, the Black Lives Matter network unapologetically affirms and centers the experiences, and leadership, of Black LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized groups within the Black community.

Intellectual Activity Could Delay Alzheimer's: Study

Two recent reports presented in Toronto at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference indicate that sustained intellectual activity could help protect one against the onset of dementia.

D.C. Health Department Distributes Zika Prevention Kits

The D.C. Department of Health recently provided 2,000 free Zika virus prevention kits containing insect repellent, mosquito dunks, condoms and education materials to residents at locations in all eight wards.

Women Meet to Create AIDS Platform at Summit

Women from 17 nations throughout Africa and the African Diaspora gathered in Durban, South Africa, prior to the International AIDS Conference on July 13-15 to take an intersectional look at Black women and HIV, sexual health and reproductive justice and ...

Smartphone Apps Change Lives for People With Disabilities

As people with disabilities assimilate into all aspects of everyday life, their needs and demands expand.