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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.

Supreme Court Blasted for Birth-Control Ruling

Political leaders nationwide lamented the Supreme Court's ruling Monday on Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby allowing for-profit employers to use religious reasons to opt out of a mandate of the Obama health care law to provide contraceptive coverage.

Free Meals for D.C.'s Disadvantaged Youth

D.C. youths in need of nutritious meals and snacks can now get them for free at more than 300 sites citywide through the District's summer meals program.

Family Instability Affects Children's Cells

While sticks and stones can break bones, new research indicates that family struggles can hurt children on a molecular level.

Asthma Sufferers Receive Good News

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers hope to asthma sufferers.

D.C. Program Aims to Reduce Children's ER Visits

D.C.'s largest Medicaid-managed care organization recently launched a program to help parents better diagnose common childhood illness, part of an effort to stem children's visits to emergency rooms.

Men's Health Month Focuses on Prevention

Many men typically notice when their automobiles don't perform properly, but they rarely listen when their bodies tell them that it's time to visit a doctor.