Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. But connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.
For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that it is the leading cause of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease.
With the onset of mosquito season drawing near, D.C. health officials in spent part of the weekend distributing 1,400 free Zika prevention kits in all eight wards of the city.
The Association of Black Cardiologists, an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, has elected Felix Sogade as chair of its board of directors and Barbara Hutchinson as president.
Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There remain serious concerns about the drinking water in Washington, D.C., schools, and several officials are pressing for action to prevent a Flint, Michigan-like disaster here.
When one struggles with anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses, their loved ones fight the battle with them. For many, they don't know how to help or where to start.
The Alzheimer's Association recently released its disease facts and figures report highlighting the disproportionate impact of the disease on Blacks and Latinos. And the news is not promising.
Mental health challenges affect millions of people of all ages. Yet, many people are too embarrassed to ask for help.
Approximately 8.4 million individuals care for an adult living with mental illness.
The rate of suicide in America is increasing, according to officials at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in southeast D.C.
In today's society, particularly within the Black community, "mental illness" often invokes feelings of fear, intimidation and misunderstanding.
Providence Health System is taking a leading role regionally in women’s health as the first community hospital in Washington, D.C. — and one of only a handful of hospitals in the region — to offer three-dimensional (3D) mammography, also called ...
Screening tests can be a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
Thinking about a candy bar snack or skipping your walk? Before making that choice, think about how limited exercise and healthy food can affect your long-term health.