Howard U. Students Lead Drive for Tobacco-Free Campus

A nonprofit, D.C.-based organization advocating comprehensive smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policies has teamed up with 47 historically black colleges and universities, including Howard University, in efforts to persuade students to live their lives tobacco-free.

Uber Partners with Health Care Companies

For medical patients who have chronic illnesses and limited transportation options, the innovation of Uber can now be their respite.

Free Immunizations Offered as School Deadline Nears

Roughly 6,000 kindergartners, seventh-graders and repeating ninth-grade students in Prince George's County are still on file as not being vaccinated.

Zika Spreads from Florida to Texas

The Zika virus has now spread from one state to another in the U.S.

Back-to-School Health Fair Draws Thousands

Thousands of students attending D.C. Public Schools benefited from free physicals and were screened for lead and other conditions at one of the District's largest Back to School Health Fairs.

Boxers Have Dr. Banks in Their Corner

Greg Banks, M.D., always has been passionate about boxing and mixed martial arts. But being a doctor is what forced him into a corner — literally.

Bacteria Detected in Other Parts of Prince George's Hospital

Prince George's Hospital officials found potentially deadly bacteria in a patient care area, but not in the neonatal intensive care unit from which nine infants were removed last week, according to a hospital statement Tuesday.

Racial Differences Persist in Breastfeeding: Study

A new academic study offers updated information on racial and ethnic differences in breastfeeding, with economic and education disparities named as possible explanations for the differences.

Md. Resident Pledges Service in FEMA Corps

Cyan Manuel has signed on as one of 10 Team Leaders pledging to perform 11 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region's FEMA Corps Class 23.

AG Racine Scores Victory against Drug Company

Attorney General Karl A. Racine recently announced a $125 million, 48-state settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies.

Back-to-School Basics: Annual Checkups and Vaccines

Summer break is coming to a close. In addition to supplies, your child will need to see the doctor and be vaccinated before classes start.

Lifetime of Benefits Come From Childhood Exams

Many youth or adults will undergo problems with their sight or eye diseases that could have been detected, treated and in many cases cured if they had been part of a periodic regiment of comprehensive eye exams.

Taking a Closer Look at Black Mental Health

Good physical and mental health helps drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges — from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues — the African-American ...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Are You Up to Date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, particularly children headed back to school.

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.