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Kidney Facts

Kidney disease kills more than 90,000 Americans every year — more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Obama Administration: Marketplace Enrollment Hits 5 Million Milestone

As this historic open enrollment period enters its final weeks, millions of Americans are finding quality, affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

D.C. Department of Health Receives March of Dimes Award for Reducing Prematurity Rates

More babies born in Washington, D.C. have been spared the risks associated with prematurity.

New Pain Med Zohydro Could Be Deadly

A recent news headline referred to Zohydro, the painkiller released by the FDA, "America's Deadliest New Drug."

Obama Administration: More Than 4M Enrolled for Health Insurance

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for health insurance under the president's Affordable Care Act.

Chlorella: The Plant That Could Save Your Life

Chlorella seems to be the new health craze nowadays. Is all of the buzz about this simple algae plant worth it? Indeed it is!

National Kidney Foundation Offers Free Exam at HU Hospital

The National Kidney Foundation has teamed up once again with Howard University Hospital's Nephrology Division to offer its annual "March is Kidney Month" free kidney check-up.

Michelle Obama Joins Stretch Run for Health Care Push

First lady Michelle Obama joined Tuesday the push to get the uninsured signed up for health care coverage as the open enrollment period draws to a close, appealing to women for help in getting their families to enroll.

NMA to Partner with Black Churches for Health Insurance Outreach Initiative

The National Medical Association, the nation's largest organization of African-American physicians representing more than 37,000 doctors, announced Monday it is partnering with Enroll America and African-American religious denominations to help educate minority communities about the Affordable Care Act and increase ...

Mental Health Officials Protest Drug Proposal

About 35,000 adults in Washington, D.C., receive mental health treatment or counseling each year while 14,000 are diagnosed annually with serious mental illness.

Push For Health Care Enrollment Continues

From public service announcements featuring animals, to high-profile town hall events, President Barack Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are racing to enroll residents in new insurance plans offered under the administration's signature health care law.

Ward 8 Clinic Offers Affordable Services

With the addition of the District's latest Community of Hope facility conveniently located in their backyards, health care for many of the area's disadvantaged residents will be both more accessible and affordable.

Blood Pressure-Reducing Diet May Also Diminish Kidney Stone Risk

A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, moderate in low-fat dairy products, and low in animal proteins, refined grains and sweets may reduce risk for developing kidney stones, according to a new study published in the March issue ...

Arthritis Proves Debilitating for African-Americans

Arthritis, which means joint inflammation, can be used to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joints and other connective tissue, health officials said.

The D Factor: How Respect for Dignity Can Make Health Care Better

Over the past decade or so, there's been growing interest in the role of dignity in health care settings.