Mental Illness Concerns Arrive with Holidays

For the approximately 28,000 District adults and children living with serious mental illness and the millions of others around the country, their conditions might be severely tested because of the anxiety and even the depression that the holiday season can ...

Success Stories Celebrated at Trauma Center

One year after a zebra ripped his ear off in an attack at the National Zoo, Wayne Millner perched on the edge of his seat inside the George Washington University Hospital Auditorium in Northwest and recalled about that frightening and ...

Gray, DC Appleseed Trumpet Progress on HIV/AIDS in Annual Report

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and top health department officials joined the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice on Tuesday for the release of the organization's ninth annual report card on HIV/AIDS in the city, celebrating the significant gains the ...

Capital Area Food Bank: A Senior Safety Net

For Eleanor Smith, the Capital Area Food Bank has been both a lifesaver and a godsend.

The Decision to Donate

There's a decent chance we will all be faced with making a decision regarding donation at some point, whether it be for ourselves or for someone we love.

Don't Break the Bank Because You Broke Your Foot

Medical bills are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in America.

Keeping Colds, Flu from Knocking at Your Door

You’re lying in the bed, coughing, sneezing and feeling weak. You’re miserable and ache all over. And that chicken soup that you just heated up doesn’t seem to be helping. You have a cold or the flu.

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.