D.C. Mayor Announces Restoration of Funds to Improve Maternal, Child Health

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's health department announced Wednesday the restoration of federal funds that will help in the fight against infant deaths.

Studies Link Obesity and Cancer

Two new studies presented on Nov. 3 at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Northwest revealed that obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Latino women.

Thomas Eric Duncan's Family Settles with Dallas Hospital in Ebola Case

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last month in a Dallas hospital where he was being treated for Ebola, has reportedly reached a settlement with the hospital for initially sending him home despite displaying symptoms of the deadly ...

D.C. Nurses Join Protests over Lack of Ebola Training

Nurses at Providence Hospital in Northeast are following the lead of thousands of their peers nationwide who are protesting a glaring lack of training for dealing with Ebola.

D.C. Health Organization, Wal-Mart Partner for School-Supplies Initiative

Unity Health Care, a D.C.-based nonprofit health organization, announced Tuesday the Wal-Mart Foundation has made a $10,000 donation which will provide 1,000 city children with backpacks full of school supplies.

Ebola Numbers Spike Overseas

For months, World Health Organization officials warned that the numbers of Ebola victims and casualties might be understated because of unreported cases in rural areas of the affected countries and families hiding the sick.

Healthy Meals Focus of Diabetes Month

Many in the Washington, D.C., area are feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands suffer from the disease, and a significant number of others have the life-threatening illness but don't know it.

Free Cancer Information Service

Every day, people in the African-American community consider questions about cancer, whether in relation to their own fight with the disease or a family member, friend or co-worker's. The National Cancer Institute can help them get answers over the telephone ...

Flu Season Around the Corner

Shorter days and cooler evenings means fall has officially arrived, and it's that time of year when health care professionals start seeing people who have contracted the flu.

Gout: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gout, also known as "gouty arthritis," affects millions and has been described as an excruciating form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body.

Dealing with Strep Throat

Strep throat, a common type of sore throat in children, has also become prevalent among adults.

Wellness Center Opens in Ward 8

Now that a state-of-the-art wellness center has opened in Southeast, accessing health care and learning about proactive steps to remain healthy have become a lot easier.

Medicare Program Helps People with Limited Income Pay for Meds

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications.

Improved Medicare Plans, Steady Premiums Welcomed as Open Enrollment Begins

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

What Will You Find During Medicare Open Enrollment?

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That's why it's important to review your Medicare choices each fall.