In today's society, particularly within the Black community, "mental illness" often invokes feelings of fear, intimidation and misunderstanding.
Providence Health System is taking a leading role regionally in women’s health as the first community hospital in Washington, D.C. — and one of only a handful of hospitals in the region — to offer three-dimensional (3D) mammography, also called ...
Screening tests can be a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
Thinking about a candy bar snack or skipping your walk? Before making that choice, think about how limited exercise and healthy food can affect your long-term health.
The purpose of the DHPE Lupus Health Education Program — titled LEAP — is to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is a particularly prominent health risk in the African-American community.
In November, George Franklin celebrated his 61st birthday, and his 40th kidney transplant anniversary.
Those of you who have followed this column faithfully will be able to witness the devastation, and you will learn how to avoid the horrors of diabetes.
The National Stroke Association has launched a new campaign to begin National Stroke Awareness Month — which kicks off in May — to help educate the public about stroke risk and prevention.
A top health official for the state of Maryland has confirmed an outbreak of at least 12 cases of the Zika virus, resulting in all levels of government working together to respond to threats surrounding the public's health.
We have some great activities lined up for Older Americans Month, including senior proms, senior games, forums, art shows and community days.
Racial bias is partly to blame for tendencies to under-treat pain complaints from black patients, a new study by researchers at the University of Virginia determined.
The University of Maryland's School of Nursing is among nearly 200 schools that will now require their advanced-practice registered nursing students to take some form of prescriber education by the time they graduate.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined several other county employees and residents Wednesday to sport lime green T-shirts and conduct stretching exercises.
Entertainers that included De La Soul, the District's own go-go great the Backyard Band, dancehall sensation Jesse Royal, Congo Sanchez and local reggae group Nappy Riddem took to the stage at the festival grounds at RFK Stadium in Southeast as ...