This August, families are preparing for a new school year. For many parents like me, that means going to the doctor to get our kids their required check-ups. A yearly well-child visit is a great first step in keeping our ...
If you're turning 26 this year, then you know that 1988 was more than just the year the movie "Big" premiered or that Michael Jackson sang "Man in the Mirror" — it's the year you were born!
America will soon have more senior citizens than ever before, many of whom will require assistance with their daily living. However, the role of a caregiver can be arduous.
A hotline has been established in the District for physicians to immediately report suspected and laboratory confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.
AmeriHealth District of Columbia, the largest Medicaid-managed care organization in the District and a member of AmeriHealth Caritas, recently launched its "I Am Healthy" public awareness campaign.
It's an open secret: There's a cure for hepatitis C.
While you are gathering school supplies, make sure vaccinations are on your checklist.
From the knockout game to the fire challenge, there is no shortage of bad ideas or video documentation of those foolish enough to try them.
Prince George’s Community College announced Monday it will prohibit smoking and tobacco usage on the Largo campus this fall, part of a new initiative to decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with tobacco products.
Jummy Olabanji of Washington, D.C., has been named to the National Kidney Foundation board of directors.
New research by officials at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Northwest has revealed that bed-sharing remains an important factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), particularly among younger infants.
Powdered caffeine is easy to find online, and even easier to overdose on.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday the expansion of the city's Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so.
J. Crew officials created a buzz this month by introducing a new size, XXXS, or, Triple 000.
In the D.C. Office on Aging’s first issue in The Washington Informer, I would like to talk about falls in the home and how they may lead to injury or death to the elderly.