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Dan Gasby: Wife B. Smith's Alzheimer Battle 'Like Fighting ISIS'

Dan Gasby, husband of famed former restaurateur and model B. Smith, said caring for his wife, who was diagnosed two years ago with Alzheimer's disease, has been an ongoing battle.

D.C. Taking Advantage of ACA, But ER Struggles to Keep Up

Though nearly half of D.C. residents who were uninsured now have coverage, it isn't translating into more space at one of the city's busiest emergency rooms, which saw more than 60,000 adults and 30,000 children last year.

D.C. Residents Wary of Euthanasia Bill's Impact on Blacks

In the wake of D.C. Council members advancing a euthanasia bill, skeptics are questioning how the new legislation may affect the black community.

Black Women Die from Breast Cancer at Higher Rate, Study Finds

Black women continue to die from breast cancer at a higher rate than their white counterparts in the United States, and that the disparity increased across the country as a whole, according to a new study released by the Avon ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Reaches Out to Others

Southeast resident Natalie Williams faced the frightening reality of being diagnosed with breast cancer almost five years ago. Now cancer-free, she continues to seek ways to assist other women in her community who face similar health challenges while honoring those ...

Nation's Students Help First Lady Pick Final Harvest

First lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by 20 children from across the nation she had invited to help her with her final harvest, made one thing crystal clear: she wants the elaborate "Kitchen Garden" she established to promote better eating to ...

On the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Crime, Antidotes, Overdoses

Law enforcement agencies around the country are adding antidotes such as Narcan to their arsenals as prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed.

Nation Pauses in Examination of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has caused great upheaval, sickness and death for millions of Americans, men and women. And once again, during the month of October, the medical world along with interested fundraisers will lead the way in securing funds and sharing ...

Baker: Black Community Must Confront, Combat Mental Health Issues

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recalled Wednesday when he and his wife went to the doctor in February 2010 and discovered she had early-onset dementia.

Komen Starts Health Equity Initiative for Black Women

The Susan G. Komen organization launched a $27 million, 10-city initiative to reduce breast cancer death rates among African-American women.

AmeriHealth Caritas Rated Top Medicaid Plan in D.C.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a Medicaid managed care plan serving the District of Columbia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is the top-rated Medicaid plan in the District of Columbia, according to the National Committee for ...

Black Olympians Promote Urban Youth Swimming

Amid startling statistics showing that over 70 percent of black children in the U.S. cannot swim and are three times more likely to drown than white children, the USA Swimming Foundation is providing free and reduced swimming programs geared toward ...

New Sickle Cell Drug Application Submitted

A cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company that targets rare and orphan diseases said it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting approval for a potentially revolutionary drug to treat sickle cell disease.

Blacks Wary of Seeking Treatment for Depression: Study

The stigma of mental illness in the black community has a major dragging effect on the rate of blacks who seek treatment for depression, a new study found.

Documentary Reveals Soul Icon's Battle with Cancer

Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge: a life-threatening battle with cancer. But not only has Jones remained on stage with her legendary band, the Dap-Kings, her battles have been ...