Moving Forward: Know Your History for Better Health

Looking at the history of our family's health can help us create a healthier future for all of us.

Tambra Raye Stevenson Pushes Healthy Eating through African Heritage Cuisine

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.

Breast Cancer Survivor Beating the Odds

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.

Third-Generation Doctor Serves with Compassion

Frank Spellman, M.D., wants you to keep your eyesight.

Howard U. Dental School Shows Children the Importance of Oral Care

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 ...

As ACA Deadline Looms, D.C. Health Officials Push Residents to Enroll

As the Feb. 15 federal deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment, D.C.'s online health insurance marketplace is hosting several special enrollment events as part of a last-minute push to make sure city residents sign up in time.

HIV Worker Needs Primer on the Virus

Most nonmedical HIV health care workers earned a "D" when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, said a report released this week by the Black AIDS Institute.

Va. Senate Committee OKs Breast-Feeding in Public

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee in Virginia voted earlier this week in favor of a bill drafted by Sen. Jennifer Wexton to allow women the right to breast-feed in public.

Heart Attack Survivor Spreads Important Message

A website saved her life. And Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, said www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website.

App Helps Residents Pick Health Insurance

A team of young entrepreneurs are offering a different approach to the insurance and health care market place from what they said is a completely different perspective.

D.C. Health Officials Confirm Year's First Case of Measles

The D.C. Department of Health has confirmed the city's first case of measles for this year, calling it an isolated case resulting from international travel.

Spotlight on Aging

According to AARP, at age 65 (around retirement age), men are expected to live approximately 18 more years as compared to women who have another 20 years of life. Wow! That is a long time and what will you do ...

Mental Health Officials Target Police Shootings

Prior to his going on a shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Southeast two years ago, co-workers, supervisors and associates of shooter Aaron Alexis raised concerns about his mental health, but those fears were never reported to the government.

Church, Barbershop Encourage Healthier Living

Only three weeks remain for residents to sign up for 2015 health coverage. And to provide assistance to those still uninsured, DC Health Link has partnered with other local organizations with an emphasis on encouraging more blacks, particularly men, to ...

Winter Storm Facts Could Save Motorists

Heavy snowstorms, dangerous ice and some altogether rough driving conditions are a part of the norm, particularly of late in the D.C. region. And, for the unfortunate motorist, it could also mean unforeseen time stuck inside an automobile.