School-Served Lunches to Include More Fruits, Veggies

Lunchtime this year in public schools across the country promises to be a lot more nutritious, with an abundance of fruits and vegetables being a staple among items served.

Legumes: One Cup Can Boost Your Health

Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas have been shown to boost the glycemic index and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Vaccinations Curtail Spread of Diseases

With the first day of classes for District public schools students just around the corner, parents and guardians are reminded of the importance of ensuring children are properly vaccinated.

Medicine for the Mind

The power of positive thinking works.

Stress a Key Factor in Mental Health

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it hasn't been clear exactly how stress impacts health and promotes disease, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated ...

Against the Odds: Bright Futures for Pregnant Teens

Being a pregnant teen adds new worries, changes and challenges. But pregnant teens have the power to have a healthy baby and make a bright future for themselves and their children.

Reducing Stress through Diet, Exercise

In order to avoid life-threatening conditions — including diabetes, obesity and certain forms of cancer — a proper diet, exercise and plenty of sleep must be part of everyone's daily routine.

Making the Connection

On the anniversary of Emancipation Day in 1985, Unity Health Care (then named Health Care for the Homeless Project) saw their first patients.

Sound the Alarm: Hazardous Homes in D.C.

Hoarding is referred to as compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Men Should Make Their Health a Priority

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are 5-10 percent more likely to have heart disease and be morbidly obese as compared to women.

'The Silent Scourge': Officials Say Alzheimer's, Dementia Prevalent in Blacks

Alzheimer's disease, and dementia, counts as a scourge that grows in public awareness as the population ages and more people suffer from its debilitating effects.

Types of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is by far the most well-known and common type of dementia with symptoms including memory loss, confusion, difficulty communicating, anxiousness and paranoia.

ECO City Grows Great Food, Farms and Farmers

When ECO City Farms was launched in 2009, the nonprofit was located on a small two acre patch of land in Edmonston, Maryland, about a mile outside of Washington, D.C. Since then, the organization has expanded to a second site ...

Going Beyond Medication to Treat Chronic Pain

Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — that’s more than the number of people living with heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.

Back-to-School Health: Finding Your Child a Medical Home

This August, families are preparing for a new school year. For many parents like me, that means going to the doctor to get our kids their required check-ups. A yearly well-child visit is a great first step in keeping our ...