HHS Grants $99M to Improve Mental Health Services for Youths

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it will award $99 million in grants to improve mental health services and better recognize mental health issues in young people.

JESSE JACKSON: Concussions and Domestic Violence — Study the Link

Do repeated concussions — trauma of the brain — contribute to the outbursts of domestic violence?

Ebola Weakens Already Fragile Nations

As the Ebola virus decimates their beloved country, Liberian ambassador to the United States Jeremiah C. Sulunteh and Marion Parker Cassell Nelson watch with horror and growing concern.

Dr. Ian Smith Highlights Health at UDC

Dr. Ian K. Smith delivered a frightening message during an appearance at the University of the District of Columbia on Sept. 11: African-Americans are disproportionately obese and therefore suffer from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers at a rate ...

Adult Obesity Rates Increased in Six States, Report Finds

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Understanding Suicide in Black Communities

Traditionally, African-Americans have felt that suicide wasn’t as much of a problem as it is in other communities. But, as the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week beginning Monday, Sept. 8, a pattern has emerged among African-Americans that could contradict ...

World Health Organization Ramping up Fight against Ebola

The Ebola epidemic is wreaking havoc on populations in parts of West Africa forcing the World Health Organization to call for a more determined global response to bring the outbreak under control.

Managing Arthritis

Nearly 40 million Americans — or one in every seven people — have arthritis. And while the condition affects people of all ages, it most often sets in as a person gets older.

Below the Belt: Men at Risk for Prostate Cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to learn about the deadly disease and the pros and cons of getting tested.

Ebola Claims 1,400 Victims

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is being described by World Health Organization officials as likely being more widespread than previously reported.

Robin Williams' Death Highlights Depression

The suicide of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has many shining a spotlight on depression, a mental illness that officials said typically had been shrouded in secrecy and shame, particularly in the African-American community.

School-Served Lunches to Include More Fruits, Veggies

Lunchtime this year in public schools across the country promises to be a lot more nutritious, with an abundance of fruits and vegetables being a staple among items served.

Legumes: One Cup Can Boost Your Health

Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas have been shown to boost the glycemic index and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Vaccinations Curtail Spread of Diseases

With the first day of classes for District public schools students just around the corner, parents and guardians are reminded of the importance of ensuring children are properly vaccinated.

Medicine for the Mind

The power of positive thinking works.