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...

Catching Zzzzs for Optimum Health

Most adults have heard the adage: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” but many African Americans continue...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Care Mandatory Under Affordable Care Act Measures

Uninsured Marylanders dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues now have more options for coverage as a result of the Protection and Affordable...

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...

May 19-25 is Emergency Medical Services Week in D.C.

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, designed to recognize emergency personnel—including call takers, dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, emergency room physicians and others who work to...

Study Ties Drug Shortage to Reduced Cancer Survival

Young cancer patients who couldn’t get a key medicine because of a national drug shortage were more likely to suffer a relapse than others...

American Red Cross Emergency Call for Blood Donors Continues

Sudden severe thunderstorms in the Washington D.C. area have affected blood donations in the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region at a time when the...

New African-American Heart Disease Registry to Assist in Treatment

With an eye toward providing better health care for underserved populations, the Association of Black Cardiologists in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine...

Health Worker 2nd in US to Test Positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a...

Congestive Heart Failure Striking African Americans at a Younger Age

Congestive heart failure remains one of the most taxing, but preventable, heart conditions in the U.S. and is increasingly linked to heart disease caused...

Commentary: Stopping Diabetes Starts with You

For many of us, a modern, busy life means pre-made meals and entertainment such as video games, movies and television. Unfortunately, the widespread consumption...

NAACP Report: Blacks at Risk for Pollution-Related Health Issues

A new study shows that the location of gas and oil refineries and their resulting pollutants are poisoning African-American communities at a disproportionate rate. The...