A 'Fight for Survival': Male Breast Cancer Awareness

A trip to the emergency room one day suddenly changed the entire scope of Twone Gabz's world.

Patient at HU Hospital Doesn't Have Ebola, Officials Say

A patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Howard University Hospital in D.C. does not have the deadly virus, health officials said Saturday.

Patient at HU Hospital Treated for Ebola-Like Symptoms

A patient has been admitted to Howard University Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms, NBC 4 reported Friday morning.

Breast Cancer: An Enemy to Black Women

Each year, more than 220,000 women and 2,100 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. Aside from skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta lists breast cancer as the most common cancer in ...

R.I. Child Dies from Enterovirus-Related Infection

Officials with the Rhode Island Department of Health reported Wednesday the death of a 10-year-old girl from a bacterial infection associated with enterovirus D68.

First Case of Ebola Confirmed in U.S.

A patient at a Dallas hospital has been confirmed as the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Feds Launch $31M Program to Promote Healthier Food-Stamp Diets

The Department of Agriculture announced Monday a $31.5 million initiative to help participants in the food-stamps program more easily afford healthier foods.

Health Screenings Vital to Black Men

As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, health officials in the metropolitan area have continued to work overtime to spread the message in the African-American community that prostate screenings count as an important first step in combating the ...

New HIV Treatment Program Launched in Southeast

Local and national health care experts, policymakers and grassroots activists, gathered at the United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. on Sept. 17 for the launch of a new communication campaign, "HIV Treatment Works," that will target residents of Wards 7 ...

HHS Grants $99M to Improve Mental Health Services for Youths

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it will award $99 million in grants to improve mental health services and better recognize mental health issues in young people.

JESSE JACKSON: Concussions and Domestic Violence — Study the Link

Do repeated concussions — trauma of the brain — contribute to the outbursts of domestic violence?

Ebola Weakens Already Fragile Nations

As the Ebola virus decimates their beloved country, Liberian ambassador to the United States Jeremiah C. Sulunteh and Marion Parker Cassell Nelson watch with horror and growing concern.

Dr. Ian Smith Highlights Health at UDC

Dr. Ian K. Smith delivered a frightening message during an appearance at the University of the District of Columbia on Sept. 11: African-Americans are disproportionately obese and therefore suffer from hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers at a rate ...

Adult Obesity Rates Increased in Six States, Report Finds

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Understanding Suicide in Black Communities

Traditionally, African-Americans have felt that suicide wasn’t as much of a problem as it is in other communities. But, as the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week beginning Monday, Sept. 8, a pattern has emerged among African-Americans that could contradict ...