Parents: Tips to Support Healthy Hydration

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.

Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month' this August

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.

Recovering from Alcoholism No Easy Task

African-American youth culture is steeped in alcohol.

Recovery Takes a Village

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.

Food Addiction Recovery Requires Vigilance

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.

Keep Children Healthy as School Resumes

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.

National Minority Donor Awareness Week Continues

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.

Black-Owned Health Provider Addresses Urban League Conference

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 ...

Congress Urged to Increase LIHEAP to $4.7B

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.

Lidia Frederico: Saving Souls

From the time she was a child, Lidia Antunes Frederico knew she was different.

Zion Harvey, Baltimore Boy, Gets Double Hand Transplant; First Child in History

An 8-year-old boy from Baltimore has made history after becoming the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant.

Cheh Spearheads Death With Dignity Legislation

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh introduced the Death With Dignity Act of 2015 recently.

Sexual-Health Coalition Urges Blacks to Use Preventive Services

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.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Gets Tough on Synthetic-Drug Sellers

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 ...