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Key Dates for Obamacare Sign-Up Period

The open enrollment period for Obamacare health insurance in 2016 is Nov. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016.

World AIDS Day Brings Out Activists

The announcement by actor Charlie Sheen that he's HIV-positive has helped to highlight that the stigma surrounding the virus not only remains, but is worse than ever, according to a local HIV/AIDS activist.

Education, Adherence Key to Surviving HIV/AIDS

In 1993, at the age of 13, Randy Watkins discovered that his "special friend" may have been HIV-positive. However, he was unable to confirm his suspicions until tested by his physician three years later.

World AIDS Day Celebrated Around the Globe

"Getting to Zero" has been designated as the theme for World AIDS Day 2015, which is being celebrated Tuesday.

DC Office on Aging Committed to Building an Age-Friendly City

As we begin the holiday season, please remember to check in on loved ones and neighbors who may be isolated and want fellowship or need assistance.

Cost of Alzheimer's Disease Skyrocketing

It's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

Alzheimer's: Recognizing the Symptoms, Signs and Stages

It started with my mother forgetting how to get around in a small town in which she had lived for over three decades. As it continued she became unable to remember how to make many of our family’s favorite meals. ...

Morgan State U.'s First Patent Helps Alzheimer's Patients

Dr. Jayfus Doswell has become accustomed to finding solutions to complex problems.

Breast Cancer Survivor Starts Nonprofit

The pain nagged at Kiesha Harris. Then, the lump under her armpit swelled more.

Diabetes Prevention Program Launched at UMD

In statistics revealed last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million individuals in the United States have diabetes.

Leukemia and Lymphoma: Reflections of a Survivor

Thousands gathered Oct. 17 at Freedom Plaza in Northwest D.C. for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual fundraiser, Light the Night Walk.

Hospital Provides Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, held two free P.I.N.K.I.E. (Purposely Involved N Keeping Individuals Educated) parties to educate employees and community members about breast health as well as the importance of annual mammogram screenings and clinical breast examinations.

D.C. Joins Task Force to Fight Heroin, Dangerous Drugs

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced this week that the city has joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force to help eradicate deaths from heroin overdoses.

Keeping Your Relationships Healthy

If your relationship is unhealthy, it can affect your mental health and overall health. Understanding what makes relationships healthy or unhealthy can make all the difference.

DHCD Makes Halloween Special

On Oct. 31, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development's Lead Safe Washington program held a Halloween event for local families to educate them on the of major health hazards lead paint poisoning can cause in children.