Wal-Mart Increasing Access to Affordable, Healthier Food

As the world's largest food retailer, Wal-Mart believes it has the opportunity and responsibility to provide families access to affordable, nutritious, sustainably grown food. But too many families are still not taking advantage of all that is offered.

Tips to Help You Avoid Surplus Fat as You Age

Scientists have recently made new discoveries that can help you activate weight loss while gaining control over deadly aging processes.

Thousands March to Save Babies' Lives

More than 3,600 people participated in March for Babies events in Prince George's County and Washington, D.C. over the past two weekends.

Racism a Driving Factor in High Black Mortality Rates: Study

An Internet study by University of Maryland researchers found higher Black mortality rates occur in areas that exhibit the most intense levels of racism.

Cancer Survivor is Star of Avon Walk

Kimberly Curtis has a story that may not be all that unfamiliar to many.

Executive Director's May 2015 Message

Happy Older Americans Month! Here in the District of Columbia, we are happy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as we celebrate Older Americans Month under the theme "Get into the Act."

New LGBT Care Facility to Open in Northwest D.C.

Whitman-Walker Health, a health center that for nearly 40 years has served D.C. — specifically its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — is gearing up for a move this month into a new state-of-the-art medical facility in Northwest.

Barbershops Join Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the District of Columbia has the highest rate of colorectal cancer in the U.S., and black men are most likely to die from the disease when compared with all other racial ...

Health Fair Targets Brain-Related Illnesses, Injuries

The free Brain Health Fair that took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, April 18, served as an educational resource to residents living with and potentially facing brain diseases.

Elimination of Health Disparities a Necessity

Gary A. Puckrein wants it to be clear: the elimination of health disparities will happen if for no other reason, because it has to.

Blacks, Latinos Make Health Care Gains

Recent health care reports show declines in the uninsured rates for both African-Americans and other minorities nationally, while highlighting that Washington continues to be among cities where blacks and Latinos have benefited greatly from the Affordable Care Act.

Michelle Obama Hosts 7th Annual Garden Planting

First lady Michelle Obama, joined by students and community leaders from the District, Prince George's County, and several states across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring temperatures on April 15 to plant the 7th annual White House Kitchen ...

Program Targets Prevalence of Diabetes

More than 52,000 District residents live with diabetes, and those in Wards 4, 5, 7 and 8 have the highest mortality rate from the debilitating disease.

Blacks Missing Out on 'Obamacare' Savings

As health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent of African Americans and about half of whites didn't know that the Affordable Care Act can help those that need it the most to cover some ...

3 Ways to Become More Environmentally Friendly in 2015

Here are three ways your family can create positive environmental change starting today.