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UMD researchers aim to reduce side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men.

Clinical trials can be lifesavers

If you’re experiencing a serious medical condition and the treatments you’re getting aren’t helping, ask your health provider whether a clinical trial might offer a more effective means to manage or even cure the problem at hand.

Local doctor promotes prostate health in black community

Dr. Sanford Siegel knows the routine.

Baltimore man seven years cancer-free after high-risk prostate cancer

When Baltimore resident Kelvin Washington went to his primary care physician for a checkup in 2007, he didn’t expect anything to be wrong. However, it was at this doctor’s appointment that everything changed. His prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was high, and ...

Report: Adult obesity rates increased in six states

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Sam’s Club® offers free diabetes screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 8.1 million are still undiagnosed.

Train your brain to crave healthy food

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods.

CDC director raises Ebola alarm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told CNN Tuesday.

Backpacks, buses and bikes: Tips for eliminating school injuries

The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous ...

Blacks rarely seek help for stress, mental health issues

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated ...

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Donating blood is a simple thing that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood ...

6 ways to stop sciatica pain with yoga

Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and, sometimes, in the leg and foot.

Natural tips to keep gardeners healthy

More than 41,200 people across the nation were injured in 2012 while working in their gardens, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Conversely, many common flowers and plants have healing properties that can help gardeners treat their injuries.

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to promote healthy eating, healthy lifestyles

The NAACP and McDonald’s announced a yearlong commitment aimed at addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.

For parents of diabetic students planning is key

Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.

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