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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 ...

Texas Ebola Patient Dies; U.S. to Begin Screening at Major Airports

Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and federal authorities said it will now begin more intensive screening processes for the virus at five heavily-traveled U.S. airports.

Brain-Dead Girl's Parents Want Court Ruling Reversed

The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Knowledge, Prevention and Exams

Talk to your doctor about an early detection plan, especially if your family has a history of breast cancer.

Q&A: Ebola and Africa's Untold Stories

As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union, the alliance of nations on the continent.

A 'Fight for Survival': Male Breast Cancer Awareness

A trip to the emergency room one day suddenly changed the entire scope of Twone Gabz's world.

Patient at HU Hospital Doesn't Have Ebola, Officials Say

A patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Howard University Hospital in D.C. does not have the deadly virus, health officials said Saturday.

Patient at HU Hospital Treated for Ebola-Like Symptoms

A patient has been admitted to Howard University Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms, NBC 4 reported Friday morning.

Breast Cancer: An Enemy to Black Women

Each year, more than 220,000 women and 2,100 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. Aside from skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta lists breast cancer as the most common cancer in ...

R.I. Child Dies from Enterovirus-Related Infection

Officials with the Rhode Island Department of Health reported Wednesday the death of a 10-year-old girl from a bacterial infection associated with enterovirus D68.

First Case of Ebola Confirmed in U.S.

A patient at a Dallas hospital has been confirmed as the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Feds Launch $31M Program to Promote Healthier Food-Stamp Diets

The Department of Agriculture announced Monday a $31.5 million initiative to help participants in the food-stamps program more easily afford healthier foods.

Health Screenings Vital to Black Men

As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, health officials in the metropolitan area have continued to work overtime to spread the message in the African-American community that prostate screenings count as an important first step in combating the ...

New HIV Treatment Program Launched in Southeast

Local and national health care experts, policymakers and grassroots activists, gathered at the United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. on Sept. 17 for the launch of a new communication campaign, "HIV Treatment Works," that will target residents of Wards 7 ...