Parents often wonder how to maintain their kids' health. One important step that may be overlooked is to ensure that young children are properly hydrated.
Childhood obesity, which is associated with elevated risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems and sleep apnea, amongst other adverse health effects, can usually be prevented.
African-American youth culture is steeped in alcohol.
Ann Chauvin, chief clinical officer for So Others Might Eat [SOME], believes that isolation can be considered a leading cause to recidivism for patients striving to become clean and sober.
Recovering from a food addiction is often harder to overcome than any other addiction, simply because abstinence from food isn't an option, experts say.
Painful Conversations: Survey Finds Doctors, People with Pain Uncomfortable Discussing Prescription Drug Abuse
Have you ever gone to the doctor knowing exactly what you were going to say, but the minute they walk in, all of your questions seem to disappear? You're not alone.
As the first day of school draws closer, the Environmental Working Group is doing its part to help parents across the country send their children back to school with environmentally friendly school supplies and nutritionally sound, healthy lunches.
Aug. 1 through Aug. 7 is recognized annually as National Minority Donor Awareness Week — time that's set aside to raise awareness about preventative health measures and organ and tissue donation.
Officials for Trusted Health Plan, the only black-owned Medicaid managed care provider in the nation, took the opportunity this weekend to address the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the challenges black women face in childbirth, heart ...
Members of Congress, mayors from 20 states, and advocacy groups and utility companies are encouraging Congress to earmark $4.7 billion for the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program into the fiscal 2016 budget.
From the time she was a child, Lidia Antunes Frederico knew she was different.
An 8-year-old boy from Baltimore has made history after becoming the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh introduced the Death With Dignity Act of 2015 recently.
The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, is urging African-Americans to take advantage of little-to-no cost preventive health care services.
In light of the recent Metro stabbing death, a woman abandoning a baby in downtown D.C., and dozens of overdoses, District officials have taken action to send a strong message to retailers who sell dangerous illegal cannabinoids that it will ...