Baltimore commemorates World AIDS Day with citywide candlelight vigils

In Baltimore City, one in forty two people are HIV positive and the number continues to grow. Local, state and regional organizations want to change that trend and are campaigning for a “Getting to Zero” initiative— ZERO AIDS related deaths; ...

Red Cross urges winter blood and platelet donations

This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something— a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.

Diabetes: Over one million African Americans to be at risk by 2030

You can’t feel it. You can’t see it— until it’s too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in ...

Baltimore prepares for World AIDS Day

Approximately 13,000 Baltimore City residents are living with HIV and the vast majority or 82 percent are African-Americans.

Tips to prevent heartburn during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week is also GERD Awareness Week. The heartburn caused by reflux disease (commonly referred to as GERD) can make those who indulge in a big holiday feast less than thankful.

Morgan State University hosts health and hip hop conference

In an effort to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS among young Black men, a group disproportionately impacted by the epidemic, health-care providers and community stakeholders hosted the “Health and Hip Hop Conference” in October at the Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Baltimore City establishes drop boxes for unwanted prescription drugs

The Baltimore City Health Department, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department today announced the establishment of nine new prescription return boxes— one at each Baltimore City police precinct station— to allow individuals to return any expired or ...

'Focus on Feet' diabetes campaign in full swing

Medical professionals are delivering the old catch phrase, “feet don’t fail me now” to help educate the public about the specific risks and foot complications faced by those with diabetes.

What is safe sex for someone with HIV?

Actor Charlie Sheen announced this week that he has HIV, but in the four years since his diagnosis, he said, he's always shared his status with sexual partners.

Smoking rates continue to decline among U.S. adults

The number of adults in the United States who currently smoke is 14.9%, according to new government statistics from the first half of this year.

Pediatricians want farmers to use fewer antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that regularly show up in meat is a "significant public health threat," the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new report calling for an end to overuse of antibiotics in animals.

MSU’s first patent helps Alzheimer’s patients

Dr. Jayfus Doswell has become accustomed to finding solutions to complex problems.

Diabetes advocate Robin Dorsey recognized for volunteer work

November is American Diabetes Month. According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.

Annapolis residents promote cancer awareness, stand with survivors

Deborah Wilkerson-Wilson works as a taxi driver and entrepreneur, but once a year the Annapolis resident inspires community togetherness through in-person advocacy work.

Your beer belly may kill you

Going to your doctor may soon look more like going to your tailor. Instead of starting with a request to step on a scale, he or she may measure your waist.