CDC: More Teen Males are Using Condoms

The number of teenage males who said they used a condom during the first time they had sex increased by nine percent since 2002,...

Study: Chubby Babies on the Decline in Aid Program Serving Millions

CHICAGO (AP) — Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of...

Caring for Maryland’s Aging Veteran Population

Vice Adm. (Ret.) Adam Robinson is a history-maker in the military world, becoming the first African-American surgeon general of the Navy and of any...

Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales

A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Health found Black mortality rates are much higher in...

Support Network Crucial As Caregivers Wrestle with Alzheimer’s Victims

Imagine having to comfort a husband or wife after they fail to recognize an adult child or loved one. Imagine getting a phone call that...

Physician Works to Educate Blacks and Others About Life-Threatening Diseases

Medicine and public service was in Dr. Griffin Rodgers’ blood long before he became a celebrated hematologist. And as the director of the National...

Trending Therapy Procedure Eliminates Surgery for Foot and Ankle Patients

The recovery time from foot and ankle surgery can be extensive for most patients. Going under the knife for Achilles tendon injuries, bone fractures,...

CDC Report: HIV Infections Surge Among Young Black Gay Men

During a multi-year HIV study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young Black men who have sex with men (MSM)...

Health Disparities Cause Financial Burdens for Families, Communities and Health Care System

WASHINGTON—Health disparities are creating economic burdens for families, communities and the nation’s health care system. Across the country, infant mortality and chronic diseases continue...

Arizona Struggles with Medical Marijuana Law

The first medical marijuana related superstore opened in Arizona this week amid lawsuits over whether the state’s medical marijuana program should be allowed to...

Prince George’s County, Md. Roundtable Releases Quality of Life Index

Prince George’s County, Md. has made large strides in several key areas over the past decade, according to an updated “quality of life” index...

Liberians in US Worry About Ebola Outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear...