Maryland Care Facility: A Breath of Fresh Air

As more and more of the population ages, many baby boomers are faced with how to take care of elderly parents and loved ones.

Recovery: Joy Does Come in the Morning

Certainly we understand that whenever one seeks to claim they have been rehabilitated, they must first discover the tranquility that comes when one embraces recovery and welcomes that arduous goal.

Join Mayor Bowser for the FitDC Billion Steps Challenge and Participate in a Ward

FitDC is a citywide initiative to encourage DC residents to adopt healthier, more active lifestyles.

Nesbitt Gets Candid on Public Health

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, who became the District's director of the Department of Health in December, recently spoke with Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, discussing her position, the city's most pressing public health issues like synthetic marijuana and the strategic ...

Back-To-School Health: Finding Your Child a Medical Home

A yearly well-child visit is a great first step in keeping our children healthy, but is it enough?

A Wife's Journey to Save Her Husband’s Life and Educate a Community

The lives of nearly 4,000 Hispanics in the United States were saved last year through organ donation and transplantation.

Parents: Tips to Support Healthy Hydration

Parents often wonder how to maintain their kids' health. One important step that may be overlooked is to ensure that young children are properly hydrated.

Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month' this August

Childhood obesity, which is associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems and sleep apnea, amongst other adverse health effects, can usually be prevented.

Recovering from Alcoholism No Easy Task

African-American youth culture is steeped in alcohol.

Recovery Takes a Village

Ann Chauvin, chief clinical officer for So Others Might Eat [SOME], believes that isolation can be considered a leading cause to recidivism for patients striving to become clean and sober.

Food Addiction Recovery Requires Vigilance

Recovering from a food addiction is often harder to overcome than any other addiction, simply because abstinence from food isn't an option, experts say.

Painful Conversations: Survey Finds Doctors, People with Pain Uncomfortable Discussing Prescription Drug Abuse

Have you ever gone to the doctor knowing exactly what you were going to say, but the minute they walk in, all of your questions seem to disappear? You're not alone.

Keep Children Healthy as School Resumes

As the first day of school draws closer, the Environmental Working Group is doing its part to help parents across the country send their children back to school with environmentally friendly school supplies and nutritionally sound, healthy lunches.

National Minority Donor Awareness Week Continues

Aug. 1 through Aug. 7 is recognized annually as National Minority Donor Awareness Week — time that's set aside to raise awareness about preventative health measures and organ and tissue donation.

Black-Owned Health Provider Addresses Urban League Conference

Officials for Trusted Health Plan, the only black-owned Medicaid managed care provider in the nation, took the opportunity this weekend to address the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the challenges black women face in childbirth, heart ...