Stroke Month Survivor Story

When life gives you a second chance, you embrace it to live life to the fullest. For McLean resident, retired business owner, and EmPowered...

Blood Pressure Survivor Story

Five years ago, while at a routine doctor’s visit, Vincent Sharps had a wakeup call. His doctor told him that his blood pressure was...

Is Black Health in Distress?

Leaders of the Black National Medical Association, the Latino National Hispanic Medical Association, and the National Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Physicians held a...

The Common Story of Pain, Suffering Few Know About

WASHINGTON -- By the time Victoria Makinde finished her story of pain, unanswered questions and confusion, there were tears and sniffles throughout the room...

Memory Ball Dancers Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research

On April 8 the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting its 11th Annual Memory Ball at Baltimore’s Marriott Waterfront. The Memory Ball takes the form of...

Lawmaker Mocks Texas Abortion Law with Call for Male Masturbation Fines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women's access to health care and abortions by proposing...

AP FACT CHECK: What About Trump’s Vow on Health Coverage?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs....

Virginia Governor Vetoes Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

RICHMOND, Virginia – Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation Tuesday that sought to remove state and federal funding for women’s health providers such as Planned...

Maryland Elected and Community Leaders Spotlight Immediate Dangers of Repealing Affordable Care Act

Participants urge Republicans: “Don’t Make America Sick Again.” CLINTON, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen today joined Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D.,...

18M More Americans Would Be Uninsured under 2016 GOP Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health...

Md. Dermatologist Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Skin Damage

Dry skin occurs throughout the year, however, for many Blacks, it can become increasingly uncomfortable during winter months. Cold temperatures, low humidity, and strong,...

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...