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Taking Care of Your Health

With warmer weather on the way it's important to pay attention to your body.

A Message from Spotlight on Aging's Executive Director

In this month's edition of the Spotlight on Aging, I would like to highlight some of the District of Columbia Office on Aging's accomplishments in the past 12 months.

Volunteers Serve Vital Role for Poor

They are all so very different. One is a retiree. Another is a mere 18 years old. One returned home recently after years in Vermont. Another is a recent transplant. Yet they have all been brought together by one place: ...

Measles Cases Rise, Many Refuse Vaccination

Public health officials are urging Washington-area residents to get vaccinated following a report that a case of measles — an extremely contagious disease that can lead to pneumonia, swelling of the brain and even death — has been reported in ...

Walk, Run to Help Homeless Children

Bright Beginnings, which has provided quality childcare for the homeless families in Washington for more than 20 years, says it now needs your help — this is the weekend it hosts its annual 5 km walk/run at 8 a.m. in ...

More Blacks Dying Without Organ Transplants

Every day, 20 people in need of transplants die waiting for organs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — 10 of whom are are African-American.

BOWEN: A Better Way to Die

Why is making a plan for the end of life such a daunting and difficult challenge for African-Americans?

Prince George's County Partners with Churches for Obesity Initiative

The Prince George's County Council — sitting as the county's board of health — will hold a press conference Tuesday at the Council Hearing Room in Upper Marlboro to announce the launch of a health initiative targeting obesity.

Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Hunger: Report

African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to an analysis released Friday by a Christian-based citizens group working to end hunger.

Moving Forward: Know Your History for Better Health

Looking at the history of our family's health can help us create a healthier future for all of us.

Tambra Raye Stevenson Pushes Healthy Eating through African Heritage Cuisine

Tambra Raye Stevenson is on a mission to change the health of African-Americans by teaching and demonstrating African heritage cooking through her organization, NativSol Kitchen.

Breast Cancer Survivor Beating the Odds

Officials at the American Cancer Society say that individuals with stage 4 breast cancer have a 22 percent rate of survival after five years compared to their peers without breast cancer.

Third-Generation Doctor Serves with Compassion

Frank Spellman, M.D., wants you to keep your eyesight.

Howard U. Dental School Shows Children the Importance of Oral Care

The Howard University College of Dentistry opened its doors earlier this month to 325 District public school children for "Give Kids a Smile Day," an annual event that addresses their critical oral health needs while breaking down barriers to dental ...

As ACA Deadline Looms, D.C. Health Officials Push Residents to Enroll

As the Feb. 15 federal deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment, D.C.'s online health insurance marketplace is hosting several special enrollment events as part of a last-minute push to make sure city residents sign up in time.