Cure for Hepatitis C an Open Secret

It's an open secret: There's a cure for hepatitis C.

Back-to-School Basics: Vaccinations and Backpacks

While you are gathering school supplies, make sure vaccinations are on your checklist.

Social Network Challenges: Tragedies Waiting to Happen

From the knockout game to the fire challenge, there is no shortage of bad ideas or video documentation of those foolish enough to try them.

P.G. Community College to Ban Smoking, Tobacco

Prince George’s Community College announced Monday it will prohibit smoking and tobacco usage on the Largo campus this fall, part of a new initiative to decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with tobacco products.

Emmy-Winning Journalist Named to National Kidney Foundation Board

Jummy Olabanji of Washington, D.C., has been named to the National Kidney Foundation board of directors.

Bed Sharing Linked to SIDS

New research by officials at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Northwest has revealed that bed-sharing remains an important factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), particularly among younger infants.

Powdered Caffeine: The Deadly New Teen Trend

Powdered caffeine is easy to find online, and even easier to overdose on.

Gray Expands D.C. Free Summer Meals Program to Saturdays

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday the expansion of the city's Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so.

Mental Health Officials Slam J. Crew

J. Crew officials created a buzz this month by introducing a new size, XXXS, or, Triple 000.

Removing Barriers and Improving the Quality of Life for Seniors

In the D.C. Office on Aging’s first issue in The Washington Informer, I would like to talk about falls in the home and how they may lead to injury or death to the elderly.

AIDS Walk Has a New Name

The Whitman-Walker Health clinic in Northwest recently announced that, after 27 years, it is changing the name of its signature activity.

AmeriHealth Pairs with Teen-Pregnancy Prevention Project

A leading Medicaid-managed healthcare organization will team with the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for the campaign's "Pipeline to Prevention" program.

Report Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minorities

Despite the positive experiences and the advances made by the Affordable Care Act, African-Americans and Latinos still represent the largest portion of the country's uninsured population.

Suicide Attempts on Rise in D.C. Jails

A new report revealed that more than 70 inmates in a Washington D.C. jail have attempted or threatened suicide since September.

Gray Cites Progress Fighting HIV, Other STDs

D.C. is no longer one of America's breeding grounds for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and other ailments, according to a report released Wednesday by the Gray administration.