Officials Unveil New Suicide Prevention Tool

Professionals at the Rockville, Maryland-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have developed a new tool that they hope will help prevent suicides.

DreamMakerS Providing Needed MS Assistance

More than 2.5 million individuals around the world, including 400,000 Americans, have multiple sclerosis, the unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.

Reclaiming Our Right to the Breath of Life

In this health supplement, we have chosen the theme "Breath of Life," because we too, understand how vital our ability to breathe, and to do so unencumbered, remains to our existence.

DC Cab Commission Offers Helping Hand

The DC Taxicab Commission has just unveiled a pilot program that will help District residents with health challenges get to their doctor's office or other places for medical treatment.

Asthma Affected by Ozone

Asthma rates among black children have risen by 50 percent from 2001 through 2009 with 1 out of every 12 people in the U.S. now suffering from the lifelong disease. But if health and environmental groups have their way, the ...

50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid: The Battle for Health Coverage Continues

Fifty years ago, lawmakers, medical professionals and many in low-income and senior communities called the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid a leap forward for America and the millions who’d benefit from a program that promised health security.

Hepatitis C Cure Results from NIH/Unity Study

the National Institutes on Health in Bethesda, Maryland, that has developed a new, tested and FDA-approved drug that comes with little, if any side effects.

An Ideal Number 2 May Not Be A Number 2: What Your Bathroom Habits Might Be Telling You

It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens behind bathroom doors. But if you can set aside the awkwardness for a moment, your bathroom habits may actually be an important indicator of your gastrointestinal (GI) health.

Caring for Your Baby: Before, During and After Pregnancy

Taking care of yourself before, during and after pregnancy is important to having a full-term, healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

A Nutrition Plan for You

Try these tips to have you and your family eating healthier in no time.

Taking Health Dare to the Congregation in Prince George's County

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."

Taking Care of Your Health

With warmer weather on the way it's important to pay attention to your body.

A Message from Spotlight on Aging's Executive Director

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.

Volunteers Serve Vital Role for Poor

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: ...

Measles Cases Rise, Many Refuse Vaccination

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 ...