Heart Health in the Season of Love

February is a time each year when hearts take center stage – every convenience store from New York to Los Angeles is virtually covered in heart-shaped chocolate, candies and cards. But there’s another heart...

Pastor Launches Initiative to Combat Obesity in the Pews

The Rev. Deron Cloud passed out suddenly one day while riding his exercise bike. When he woke up in an intensive care unit, doctors said he’d suffered from an aneurism and could have died....

Coalition Aims to Raise Pornography Awareness through Facebook

In attempts to raise awareness about online pornography, the War on Illegal Pornography, a coalition of more than 50 national and state groups founded by Morality in Media, will host its first online conference...

Don’t Be a Wimp, Get a Check-Up

I started exercising about 15 years ago. I’ve been pretty healthy. I would go to the doctor to get my annual checkup, but not get the PSA (prostate early detection screening test). It was...

D.C. ‘Divas’ Celebrate First Year of Health Campaign

On Oct. 2, a community-based movement determined to educate and empower metropolitan-area women about their health choices celebrated its first anniversary. Divas, MPH (Making Our People Healthier), is an all-female health outreach organization that...

The Pursuit of Fitness

Baltimore native Tavian Quinn is passionate about fitness and healthy living, a lifestyle more people are adopting as obesity wages an unprecedented war against against Americans’ waistlines and longevity. As the fitness model studied to...

Former Engineer Turned Fitness Trainer Embarks on Charity Walk for Diabetes

Health nuts and gym rats can be quite annoying—critiquing everything you eat, flashing their firm physiques at every opportunity, devouring food you wouldn’t touch even if you were starving—the nerve of them. But Kenneth...

Md. Girl Tells Congress of Textbook Concussion Case

WASHINGTON - Centennial High School's Alison Conca-Cheng is a best-case scenario: After suffering a concussion while playing soccer last month, she was diagnosed, put on a "care plan" and started on her path to...

Defining Dementia: The Silent Epidemic

Memory loss, repetitive conversations, misplacing everyday items – all are frequently attributed to aging and generally accepted as an inevitable part of life. But to the trained professional, the telling signs of dementia are...

Commentary: ‘F as in Fat’: Fighting Obesity

Over the past year, we have seen many efforts from both the public and private sectors to address America’s childhood obesity crisis. Millions of families in rural, suburban and urban communities across the United States...

CDC Awards Millions to Community-Based Groups in Fight Against HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that it has awarded $42 million to 133 community-based organizations (CBOs) to help implement HIV prevention efforts among populations at increased risk. The average award is...

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 recently, the St. Agnes Hospital surgeon’s excitement was ignited by...

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