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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.

400 Unvaccinated P.G. County Students to be Barred from Class

About 400 students in Prince George's County will be unable to attend school when classes resume Wednesday after failing to get required vaccinations, county officials said.

Seeing a Bright Future with Eye Care

Your eye health is important to your overall well-being. There are many easy ways to keep your eyes healthy.

The Growing Burden of Diabetes

Next time you're looking around in a crowd, there is something you won't see that will be there — Type 2 diabetes.

Loss of Smell Could Predict Death for Elderly

Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

Gala Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent

The African Women's Cancer Awareness Association recently hosted a gala to raise money for programs geared to increase awareness of breast cancer in women of African descent.

Dallas Nurse Free of Ebola, Will be Released from Md. Hospital

Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the nation's first diagnosed case, has been cured, officials for the National Institutes of Health announced Friday.

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola: Report

A doctor in New York City who recently traveled to West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, CNN reported Thursday.