Homemade Soup Great for the Immune System

As winter approaches, it's the perfect time for soups.

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is now over with Christmas just a few weeks away, but in between those two celebrations Americans tend to how down on loads of meats and treats. What we often tend to ignore, however, is food safety as it ...

Health Conference Addresses Issues of Injustice

While medical advancements now allow those infected with the HIV virus to live much longer, fruitful lives, the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS continues to isolate millions of men, women and children who suffer from the disease.

Seniors Can Overcome the Holiday Blues

For some people, especially older people, the holidays can be a source of blues because of the passing of a spouse, tough financial situations or because family members are too far away to come home.

Mental Health Problems Wreak Havoc on Teens

Mental illness frequently has been stigmatized and misunderstood in the African-American community, and, across a recent 15-year span, suicide rates increased 233 percent among African-Americans ages 10 to 14 compared with 120 percent among whites in the same age group, ...

D.C. Receives 'D' Grade for Its Premature-Birth Rate

Washington, D.C., received a "D" on the March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card, below the national average grade.

Great American Smokeout Encourages Quitting

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which officials hope will encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and ...

Martin Salia, Md. Surgeon with Ebola, Dies in Neb. Hospital

Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while treating patients in his native Sierra Leone, died Monday while being treated at a Nebraska hospital, authorities said.

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.