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...

Mental Health in the African American Community: Talk or Taboo?

A person’s mental well-being is just as important to their health as their physical and spiritual well-being, and African-Americans may be more likely to...

High Blood Pressure Disproportionately Affects Black Community

Dr. Frank H. Morris had a new patient in his cardiology office at Mercy’s The Heart Center at Lutherville. Her blood pressure was 210...

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...