Scores 'Walk to Win' for Prostate Cancer

Scores of Washington-area residents got up early — very early — to walk to raise money to educate men about prostate cancer and to support prostate cancer research and outreach at the Howard University Cancer Center.

Hospitals Profiting from Exorbitant Markups

Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures, according to a paper published in the Health Affairs medical journal.

Blacks, Hispanics Disproportionately Affected by CO2 Regulation: Study

The National Black Chamber of Commerce released a study Thursday on the threat of Environmental Protection Agency regulations to low-income groups and minorities that found that the EPA's "Clean Power Plan" will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor ...

Liberia Declared Ebola-Free

For more than a year, the Ebola virus has ravaged the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

New MLS Facility Offers Health, Recreation

In what might have once only been described as a dream scenario, there's one place in the District where an individual now can visit a dentist, OB/GYN, foot doctor or family and pediatric physician while also enjoying educational and recreational ...

THE RELIGION CORNER: MSG Foods — What You Really Need To Know (Pt. 1)

What is monosodium glutamate? It is a sodium salt food additive used to provide flavor to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats.

D.C. Youth Campaign Against Synthetic Marijuana

While D.C. legalized marijuana in February 2015, the YPLC says the campaign against synthetic marijuana must go on because its effects remain far more dangerous.

Executive Director's June 2015 Message

It has been an extraordinary privilege and honor to serve the District of Columbia seniors, persons living with disabilities, and family caregivers since assuming my position as executive director of the Office on Aging in 2011.

Children Among Focus of Mental Health Month

For the rising number of individuals who experience a mental illness, it's no longer about the stigma.

D.C. Prenatal Clinic to Receive Grant From CareFirst

The Community of Hope neighborhood clinic in D.C.'s Ward 8 is among seven local health care organizations granted more than $3.1 million from CareFirst to improve the health of uninsured and underinsured mothers and their babies.

Dreaming, Believing in Prostate Cancer Cure

Robert Ginyard doesn't have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease. However, the entrepreneur and prostate cancer survivor has been quite successful in providing a crucial tool for those who are ...

A Healthier You Starts Today

As springtime continues, many District residents have started to take advantage of the warmer weather, taking early morning jogs, riding their bicycles on designated routes and even venturing to their closest golf course or tennis court.

National Prevention Strategy: America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness

The National Prevention Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.

Let's Get Physical: Active Lifestyle Prevents Illness, Disease

Health officials and experts are clear. Engaging in regular physical activity is tantamount in improving an individual's health.