Maryland Launching Medical Marijuana Program

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission began accepting applications Monday with a deadline of Nov. 6.

Black Women Face Increased Violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report.

Major Advances Made in HIV/AIDS Battle

A new study published by the medical journal, AIDS and Behavior, has found that the District of Columbia's needle exchange program has prevented 120 new cases of HIV and has saved the government $44 million.

HHS Secretary Pleads Case for Uninsured

As the third open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act approaches, over 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage since the law has taken effect. However, there remains work to do with millions more to reach, Health and Human Services ...

DC Health Link Launches New Doctor Directory

District consumers have a new tool to help them choose the right health insurance plan for them. DC Health Link recently launched a “Universal Doctor Directory” that helps consumers find doctors and learn which health plans they participate in.

D.C. Health Organization Holds 'Pinkie Party' to Combat Breast Cancer

AmeriHealth Caritas' D.C. branch held an event Saturday in Ward 5 to raise awareness about breast cancer, which it says affects the city at the highest rate in the nation.

Community Effort Underway to Stop Smoking in D.C.

Cigarette smoking looms as a public health crisis, particularly in the African-American community, but a new citywide public awareness campaign in D.C. is geared to help residents kick the habit.

CBC Releases 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in U.S.

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust released Friday the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America, an official Congressional analysis of the state of African-American health that aims to reversing negative health trends in communities of color.

Man Takes Bike Ride in D.C. for 'Queen,' Battle Against Cancer

For Wendell Smith, riding 150 miles on a bicycle is a challenge. But the Baltimore resident plans to ace that challenge because he's riding for two reasons: love and cancer.

Helping Babies by Lifting Up Mothers

Healthy Babies says it has helped scores of Washington's economically disadvantaged teen moms break the cycle of poverty.

AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

About 3,000 health care professionals, advocates, activists and federal officials, convened in Northwest during the 19th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS Sept. 10-13 at the Marriott Marquis hotel.

Hundreds Walk to Stomp Out Sickle Cell

The vast majority of the more than 700 people that had gathered on the National Mall in the heart of the nation’s capital had never met Ibrahim Kargbo. It’s safe to assume that most of them have never even heard ...

Transgender Rally, Mini-Concert Highlight 2nd Day of AIDS Conference in D.C.

Before three speakers discussed ways to improve HIV treatment and prevention, Bamby Salcedo led a rallying cry Friday to demand rights for transgender people.

AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

Federal officials, community activists and a well-known actress convened Thursday in the District to seek ways to fight one of the world's deadliest epidemics: AIDS.

New Project Grant Awarded For Sickle Cell

A more than $2.6 million two-year grant promises to help support and fortify the quality of care and address the needs of individuals living with sickle cell disease has been awarded to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.