Reducing Stress through Diet, Exercise

In order to avoid life-threatening conditions — including diabetes, obesity and certain forms of cancer — a proper diet, exercise and plenty of sleep must be part of everyone's daily routine.

Making the Connection

On the anniversary of Emancipation Day in 1985, Unity Health Care (then named Health Care for the Homeless Project) saw their first patients.

Sound the Alarm: Hazardous Homes in D.C.

Hoarding is referred to as compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Men Should Make Their Health a Priority

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are 5-10 percent more likely to have heart disease and be morbidly obese as compared to women.

'The Silent Scourge': Officials Say Alzheimer's, Dementia Prevalent in Blacks

Alzheimer's disease, and dementia, counts as a scourge that grows in public awareness as the population ages and more people suffer from its debilitating effects.

Types of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is by far the most well-known and common type of dementia with symptoms including memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, anxiousness and paranoia.

ECO City Grows Great Food, Farms and Farmers

When ECO City Farms was launched in 2009, the nonprofit was located on a small two acre patch of land in Edmonston, Maryland, about a mile outside of Washington, D.C. Since then, the organization has expanded to a second site ...

Going Beyond Medication to Treat Chronic Pain

Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — that’s more than the number of people living with heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.

Back-to-School Health: Finding Your Child a Medical Home

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 ...

Born in '88? You'll Want to Read This

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!

Challenges Facing Caregivers

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.

Ebola Puts Many on Edge

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 Launches 'I Am Healthy' Campaign

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.

Cure for Hepatitis C an Open Secret

It's an open secret: There's a cure for hepatitis C.

Back-to-School Basics: Vaccinations and Backpacks

While you are gathering school supplies, make sure vaccinations are on your checklist.