President Obama's cool, eclectic, speedy workout mix

The notoriously devoted exerciser in chief, President Obama has shared his current favorite workout jams for Wired magazine's November issue, showing an eclectic interest and a love of super speedy beats of rhythm and sound.

Colgate’s ‘Bright Smiles Bright Futures’ celebrates 25 years

The Bright Smiles, Bright Futures campaign has provided free dental screenings, oral- health education and treatment referrals in urban and rural communities across the United States since 1991.

Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday. Younger women of both races benefit equally from timely treatment, but differences in death rates still exist for black and white women over ...

Officer saves baby from choking and takes on the role of a lifetime

Officer Kenneth Knox didn't know it at the time, but a child he saved from dying would soon become his goddaughter.

Local hospitals to serve as hubs for violence prevention

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded a $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive hospital-based community violence intervention program.

Tips for selecting seafood and serving it safely

October is National Seafood Month and a time to highlight the importance of fish and shellfish as part of a healthful diet

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the black community

Diversity is good for communities, companies, and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences, and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in ...

How to stop city life from stressing you out

Stand-still traffic, air pollution, crowded streets, endless gray sidewalks. Sound familiar?

President Obama talks opioid epidemic with Macklemore in MTV documentary

President Barack Obama gets candid with Grammy winner Macklemore in a new MTV documentary about the opioid crisis in America.

Play golf, live longer?

Looking for ways to keep fit and healthy and even live longer? A game of golf could be the answer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Recently, Amy McCoy reflected back on this time in her life two years ago.

FDA warns parents against using teething tablets and gels

Parents may have fewer options to soothe their teething child. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning caregivers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels.

Get money back for medical billing errors

A bill for a pregnancy test when the patient's a man. Or a bill for a penile implant when the patient is a woman.

Managing pain and opioid addiction in the black community

As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction?

Lifelong sickle cell patient gets relief with laughter

Laughter is often said to be the best medicine. For Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old local resident with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription that he has needed.