Va. Lawmakers Debate Law Requiring Women to Have Ultrasound Before Abortion

Virginia legislators are debating a bill that will require women to have an ultrasound prior to receiving an abortion. Senate Bill 484 was revised by the state House of Delegates during the week of Feb....

Howard and U of Maryland Dental Students Offer Low-Cost Alternative in D.C., Baltimore

Dental schools in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are encouraging residents to consider their services, as students learn their trade and provide a low-cost alternative to those in need of a check-up. In Washington, D.C., the...

Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania May Now Purchase ‘Morning After’ Pill

Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania will now have easy access to the Plan B or “morning after” pill thanks to a new vending machine in the school's health center. According to the Associated Press,...

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In February, our thoughts often turn to Valentine’s Day, an occasion to celebrate and nurture relationships with loved ones. When you’re with that special someone, even the simplest romantic gesture – a box of...

Be One in a Million this American Heart Month

Columbia, MD – This February, firefighters and paramedics are joining the Howard County Health Department and others around the nation to fight back against heart disease and stroke. As part of American Heart Month,...

Book Promises Rekindled Passions for Longtime Valentines

Honey. Snookums. Sugar Pie. Baby. Pet names for lovers have been an accepted—even encouraged—part of the vocabulary between couples. But, a groundbreaking book suggests that pet names, among other symptoms of familiarity, can breed...

N.Y. Health Department Altered Image of Model for Diabetes Ad

An overweight actor from Los Angeles is speaking out against the New York City Health Department after he says the agency unjustly altered an image of him turning a fully-limbed man into a legless...

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 organized by the Physicians Medical Forum and is open to...

Limits Set for Medical Marijuana Cultivation in D.C.

The D.C. Council has approved emergency legislation that would limit the number of medical marijuana cultivation centers to six to be located in any of the city’s eight wards, The Washington Post reported Jan....

Should Inmates be Allowed Access to Porn?

Inmate's access to porn and their right to engage in masturbation while incarcerated has come to the forefront after a Michigan inmate filed a second lawsuit in connection with the issue. Kyle Richards, a 22...

Statin Medications Increase Type Two Diabetes in Middle Aged Women

New studies released in the Archives of Internal Medicine, an American Medical Association bi-monthly publication, found that women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s taking drugs of the statin family are at higher risk...

Third Infant Sickened by Powdered Formula

Confirmation by federal authorities Dec. 28 that a third infant was sick from the Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has prompted Wal-mart, Walgreens and Supervalu stores to remove cans of Enfamil Newborn powder from the shelves....

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