Liberia Declared Ebola-Free

For more than a year, the Ebola virus has ravaged the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

New MLS Facility Offers Health, Recreation

In what might have once only been described as a dream scenario, there's one place in the District where an individual now can visit a dentist, OB/GYN, foot doctor or family and pediatric physician while also enjoying educational and recreational ...

THE RELIGION CORNER: MSG Foods — What You Really Need To Know (Pt. 1)

What is monosodium glutamate? It is a sodium salt food additive used to provide flavor to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats.

D.C. Youth Campaign Against Synthetic Marijuana

While D.C. legalized marijuana in February 2015, the YPLC says the campaign against synthetic marijuana must go on because its effects remain far more dangerous.

Executive Director's June 2015 Message

It has been an extraordinary privilege and honor to serve the District of Columbia seniors, persons living with disabilities, and family caregivers since assuming my position as executive director of the Office on Aging in 2011.

Children Among Focus of Mental Health Month

For the rising number of individuals who experience a mental illness, it's no longer about the stigma.

D.C. Prenatal Clinic to Receive Grant From CareFirst

The Community of Hope neighborhood clinic in D.C.'s Ward 8 is among seven local health care organizations granted more than $3.1 million from CareFirst to improve the health of uninsured and underinsured mothers and their babies.

Dreaming, Believing in Prostate Cancer Cure

Robert Ginyard doesn't have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease. However, the entrepreneur and prostate cancer survivor has been quite successful in providing a crucial tool for those who are ...

A Healthier You Starts Today

As springtime continues, many District residents have started to take advantage of the warmer weather, taking early morning jogs, riding their bicycles on designated routes and even venturing to their closest golf course or tennis court.

National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness

The National Prevention Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.

Let's Get Physical: Active Lifestyle Prevents Illness, Disease

Health officials and experts are clear. Engaging in regular physical activity is tantamount in improving an individual's health.

Celebrate Women; Celebrate You

As we empower ourselves to be proactive about our health, we can encourage other women to do the same.

Focusing on ADHD in Children

if your child is too hyper and unable to focus, he or she could have a common condition called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

May 11-17 is National Women's Lung Health Week

Did you know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the country?

Eating Your Way to Healthier Living

Eating often can prove to be one of the prevention strategies that can enhance health and wellness, at least according to some local fitness experts.