Human Skin Now Used for Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Tom Grace has been performing plastic surgery in Baltimore since 1990, but his voice still becomes animated when discussing recent medical advances. Most...

CVS Pharmacy Offers Free Screenings at Over 100 Health Fairs

Leading retail pharmacy, CVS is preparing to present “To Your Health,” a community wellness program in the Washington, D.C. area. Over 100 events are...

Author Promotes Black Health By Any ‘Greens’ Necessary

Traditional Black American cuisine, often dubbed “soul food,” was birthed during an era when enslaved African Americans relied on high-fat, high-calorie foods for sustenance...

Five Myths About a Bipolar Diagnosis

Dealing with a bipolar diagnosis is hard. Dealing with parents, friends and relatives who have misguided notions about what having bipolar entails can be...

‘Mighty’ Doctor Discusses Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is the leading chronic illness of today’s adolescents and youth, and African-American school-aged girls suffer from it the most, said Hugh Mighty,...

Williams Syndrome: Being Truly ‘Color Blind’

While Color Blind questions whether we can look beyond race and judge people on their characters alone, there is actually a rare genetic disorder...

Ohio-Based Cosmetologist Helps Women Battle Baldness

Gimmick commercials, dry shampoos and mythical greases aside, hair loss can be a complex problem to combat. While baldness is traditionally common among men,...

D.C. Schools Change Food Service Culture

After the Centers for Disease Control release a report showing an 18 percent obesity rate among high school students, attacking the food service in...

Study: Black Women Need to Breastfeed for Babies’ Health

WASHINGTON – It was a new study, but it didn’t tell Washington pediatrician Dr. Michal Young much that she didn’t already know. ?“It’s an established...

Panel to Debate Effect of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

?WASHINGTON -- The new guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recommending fewer breast cancer screenings and beginning them at a...

CDC Launches HIV/AIDS Info Web Site

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched their social media initiative, “i know,” on March 4 at Clark Atlanta University, a new attempt...

Local Orthopedic Surgeon Forms Non-profit

Through a partnership with five of her peers, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton has created Women Orthopedist Global Outreach, a not-for-profit volunteer medical...