Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Upswing Among Youth

The use of electronic cigarettes has spiked among middle- and high-school students over the last few years, undermining a decades-long effort to stem smoking...

Lawmakers Take Stand against Pharmaceutical Companies

The rise in prescription drug costs has been an issue of great concern for many Americans. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a hearing Dec. 2...

HHS Seeds Children’s Health Insurance Enrollment with $32 Million in Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled the award of nearly $32 million in grants to boost the number of...

New Program to Encourage More Black Students to Pursue Medicine

A new tuition-free, day-long program hopes to encourage more African-American students to consider and pursue medical school. The event, called “Doctors On Board,” is...

HIV Home Test Now Available

More than three decades after the first cases were recognized and diagnosed, a new wave of technology has evolved in the global fight to...

Why Jarron Johnson Believes ‘Obamacare’ is a Blessing

Before May 22, 2013, Jarron Johnson, 31, had never been seriously sick a day in his life. But this past spring, he happened to...

Balto. County Builds Bridges to Caregivers

Edgemere Senior Center in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) will host the Caregivers Mini-Conference on “Healthy Living for Today and...

Obamacare: 2015 First Year Uninsured Required to Report to IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal...

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Proven Safe for Use

Further research on the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine Gardasil, has proven that the drug is safe for use in preventing the development of...

Federation of the Blind to host Resource Day

October is National Disabilities Month. In celebration, the National Harbor Chapter/National Federation of the Blind of Maryland (serving Prince Georges County) is presenting its Annual...

Black Women Encouraged to “PrEP” for HIV Exposure

Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are clear: African Americans make up 44 percent of new HIV/AIDS infections in a country...


Family that Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

DALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard...