Say Yes to No- Nitric Oxide

My Say Yes to NO program has the potential to restore the normal production and activity of nitric oxide in your body, and in turn, improve your cardiovascular health.

District Schools Focus on Healthy Eating

To help shine a spotlight on new healthy eating initiatives in local schools, media members recently were allowed inside the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Northwest to see first-hand what are on the breakfast and lunch menus for students.

Flu Season is Here: Get Vaccinated Today

The flu virus is in full swing December through March. This means a higher risk to catch it. Your best defense against the flu is to get vaccinated.

Eating Healthy this Holiday Season

Make healthy food choices this holiday season. Eating smaller amounts of food can keep you healthy.

Shining the Light for the Visually Impaired

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has long been in the business of helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome obstacles associated with vision loss.

Organ Transplants: A Gift of Life

There are currently 123,175 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S – 101,170 await kidney transplants. And while blacks lead all ethnic groups needing a kidney transplant, only 11 percent of blacks donate organs, compared to 69.5 percent ...

It's Time for Healthier Habits

How many times have you promised to change the habits that govern your life so that you can become healthier?

Homemade Soup Great for the Immune System

As winter approaches, it's the perfect time for soups.

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is now over with Christmas just a few weeks away, but in between those two celebrations Americans tend to how down on loads of meats and treats. What we often tend to ignore, however, is food safety as it ...

Health Conference Addresses Issues of Injustice

While medical advancements now allow those infected with the HIV virus to live much longer, fruitful lives, the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS continues to isolate millions of men, women and children who suffer from the disease.

Seniors Can Overcome the Holiday Blues

For some people, especially older people, the holidays can be a source of blues because of the passing of a spouse, tough financial situations or because family members are too far away to come home.

Mental Health Problems Wreak Havoc on Teens

Mental illness frequently has been stigmatized and misunderstood in the African-American community, and, across a recent 15-year span, suicide rates increased 233 percent among African-Americans ages 10 to 14 compared with 120 percent among whites in the same age group, ...

D.C. Receives 'D' Grade for Its Premature-Birth Rate

Washington, D.C., received a "D" on the March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card, below the national average grade.

Great American Smokeout Encourages Quitting

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which officials hope will encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and ...

Martin Salia, Md. Surgeon with Ebola, Dies in Neb. Hospital

Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while treating patients in his native Sierra Leone, died Monday while being treated at a Nebraska hospital, authorities said.