The Prince George's County Council, in its capacity as the county's Board of Health, has announced an innovative partnership initiative with three local churches to pilot a weight loss campaign coined "The Biggest Winner: A Healthy Competition."
With warmer weather on the way it's important to pay attention to your body.
In this month's edition of the Spotlight on Aging, I would like to highlight some of the District of Columbia Office on Aging's accomplishments in the past 12 months.
They are all so very different. One is a retiree. Another is a mere 18 years old. One returned home recently after years in Vermont. Another is a recent transplant. Yet they have all been brought together by one place: ...
Public health officials are urging Washington-area residents to get vaccinated following a report that a case of measles — an extremely contagious disease that can lead to pneumonia, swelling of the brain and even death — has been reported in ...
Bright Beginnings, which has provided quality childcare for the homeless families in Washington for more than 20 years, says it now needs your help — this is the weekend it hosts its annual 5 km walk/run at 8 a.m. in ...
Every day, 20 people in need of transplants die waiting for organs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — 10 of whom are are African-American.
Why is making a plan for the end of life such a daunting and difficult challenge for African-Americans?
The Prince George's County Council — sitting as the county's board of health — will hold a press conference Tuesday at the Council Hearing Room in Upper Marlboro to announce the launch of a health initiative targeting obesity.
African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to an analysis released Friday by a Christian-based citizens group working to end hunger.
Looking at the history of our family's health can help us create a healthier future for all of us.
Tambra Raye Stevenson is on a mission to change the health of African-Americans by teaching and demonstrating African heritage cooking through her organization, NativSol Kitchen.
Officials at the American Cancer Society say that individuals with stage 4 breast cancer have a 22 percent rate of survival after five years compared to their peers without breast cancer.
Frank Spellman, M.D., wants you to keep your eyesight.
The Howard University College of Dentistry opened its doors earlier this month to 325 District public school children for "Give Kids a Smile Day," an annual event that addresses their critical oral health needs while breaking down barriers to dental ...