What Serena Williams wants you to know about domestic violence

When most people think about domestic violence, they probably think of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, but less well-known is how partners can use financial means to abuse and terrorize their partners.

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does ...

White bread or whole-wheat? It may depend on your gut

As a popular staple, bread is consumed by billions of people around the world.

A veggie by any other name may actually get eaten

Labeling food with indulgent words may make people feel more satisfied when eating, says another study

Kids swap wheelchairs for toy cars in innovative therapy program

A growing grassroots movement is helping children with special needs swap wheelchairs for motorized toy convertibles.

'Black Henna' Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Summer vacation season is here and we will soon be hitting the beach and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun.

Never leave a child unattended in a car

Summer and warmer temperatures have arrived and with the hot weather comes the reminder not to leave children unattended in a vehicle under any circumstances.

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found.

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.

Does more sweating mean a more intense workout?

For some people, summer is the time to head indoors to exercise. But others welcome the heat as a way to sweat more and get a better workout.

Mother sees hope amid opioid crisis

Five years ago, Emily Walden had never heard of the powerful prescription opioid Opana ER. Today, she is one of its biggest critics, and she sees the Food and Drug Administration's request this week that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals pull the ...

Medicare isn't broken; quit trying to fix it

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare's prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.

Non-profit fighting childhood obesity with local youth triathlon and duathlon

Baltimore-based International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) will host a youth triathlon on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at Druid Hill Park.

Getting too friendly with fowl blamed in salmonella outbreaks

They may look cute, and you may think of them as your pets, but experts ask that you keep your chickens in your backyard. Don't snuggle with them. Don't sit them next to you as you watch TV. And please, ...

Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study says

The sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they'll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.