Studies Show High Obesity Rates Among Black Children

September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by healthcare professionals across the nation...

Baltimore 5K Aims to Raise Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

Charm City won’t wait until September to put a spotlight on sickle cell disease. On Aug. 26 hundreds are expected to join the Sickle Cell...

Black Breastfeeding Month Encourages Return to Natural Feeding

Breastfeeding among Black women remains comparably low. In observance of Black Breastfeeding Week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the...

Heart and Soul Tour Focuses on Black Women’s Health

Black women face a variety of health disparities, but tips for living a healthier life were on tap at the free “Your Passport to...

Black Seniors Stroll Down Memory Lane Aiming to Stay Sharp

Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's...

To Fight the HIV Epidemic, We Need the Black Church

Black Churches are more than places of worship. They are the vibrant hearts of the African-American community that bring the Gospel into our lives,...

‘A Better You’ Educates Blacks on Medicare

Local healthcare professionals have discovered that many of the 88,000 Washington, D.C. residents enrolled in Medicare aren’t using the program to its full benefit....

How to Choose a Senior Living Home

Martha Franklin never envisioned living in a community with an age minimum. When she filled out an application to live in a Northeast Baltimore co-operative...

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued...

Study: Blood Pressure Lowered by Racial Integration

A study involving more than 2,000 Blacks found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood...

Maryland Lawmakers Pledge to Defend Obamacare, Turn Back GOP Repeal Efforts

As Senate Republicans get to work crafting their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Maryland’s Congressional...

Lawmakers, Residents Worry about GOP Health Plan’s Impact on Maryland

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act earlier this month. Now, Baltimoreans are joining concerned citizens...