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...

Life in Flint; Living with Deadly Water

FLINT, Mich. -- Life over the past months has changed dramatically for Alaya Smith and her family, which includes her two-year-old son, Amarus Jones,...

Newark Will Test 17,000 School Children for Lead Poisoning

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water...

Dr. Quentin Young, a Personal Physician to MLK, Harold Washington and others, Dies at...

CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Quentin Young, a longtime health advocate who served as a personal physician to Martin Luther King during the civil rights...

Number of People on Cholesterol Drugs to Double

If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. The latest guidelines from the American Heart Association and the...

Is Sex After a Heart Attack Safe?

The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of Black women each year who have...

Are Flu Vaccines Worth the Effort?

The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for...

Studies Examine Reasons Companies Target Poor, Minority Communities for Hazardous Dumps

Minority and low-income communities often lack economic and political clout, making them the path of least resistance for companies looking to dump their hazardous...

I ‘Died’ Three Times From Heart Disease and Lived to Tell the Tale

Shannon Century flashes a shy smile as she talks about the day she died back in 2011 while watching TV in her living room....

Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned...

Study: Black Patients Treated With Less Compassion Than Whites

A new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests doctors treat dying Black and White patients...

What to Know About the Tropical Zika Virus in Latin America

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare tropical disease is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes...