Church Attendance Could Lengthen Lifespan: Study

While many Americans regularly attend church because it keeps them grounded and provides spiritual guidance, a new study suggests that it may also help increase their lifespan.

VA Program Helps Stroke Patients Recover

Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. But connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.

Lupus' Disproportionate Impact on Women of Color Must Be Known

For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that it is the leading cause of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease.

Anti-Zika Kits Distributed in D.C.

With the onset of mosquito season drawing near, D.C. health officials in spent part of the weekend distributing 1,400 free Zika prevention kits in all eight wards of the city.

Black Cardiologist Group Announces New President, Board Chair

The Association of Black Cardiologists, an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases, has elected Felix Sogade as chair of its board of directors and Barbara Hutchinson as president.

Black Press Columnist Recovers from Stroke

Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Water in D.C. Schools Tested for Contaminants

There remain serious concerns about the drinking water in Washington, D.C., schools, and several officials are pressing for action to prevent a Flint, Michigan-like disaster here.

8 Ways to Help Someone With Depression

When one struggles with anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses, their loved ones fight the battle with them. For many, they don't know how to help or where to start.

Alzheimer's: What Are the Signs, Solutions?

The Alzheimer's Association recently released its disease facts and figures report highlighting the disproportionate impact of the disease on Blacks and Latinos. And the news is not promising.

Take Charge of Your Mental Health

Mental health challenges affect millions of people of all ages. Yet, many people are too embarrassed to ask for help.

Caregivers Seek Legislation for More Mental Health Support

Approximately 8.4 million individuals care for an adult living with mental illness.

Suicide Poses Other Mental Health Challenges

The rate of suicide in America is increasing, according to officials at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in southeast D.C.

Alzheimer's Disease: It's Not a Laughing Matter

In today's society, particularly within the Black community, "mental illness" often invokes feelings of fear, intimidation and misunderstanding.

Providence Announces Cutting-Edge 3D Mammography Services

Providence Health System is taking a leading role regionally in women’s health as the first community hospital in Washington, D.C. — and one of only a handful of hospitals in the region — to offer three-dimensional (3D) mammography, also called ...

Too Many D.C. Women Diagnosed With Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Screening tests can be a powerful weapon in the fight against breast cancer.