The often unsung benefits of plastic surgery

Some are quick to pigeon hole plastic surgery as something restricted to the rich, famous or the vain. But plastic surgery often helps restore confidence and functionality, and is often relied on to correct birth defects or injuries.

New phone line launched to help residents in crisis in Baltimore City

Working to improve access to critically needed care, Baltimore City has launched a new, single phone number for Baltimore City residents to use for substance use and mental health crisis calls, services and treatment, and information.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. MedChi wants to help make a difference!

Cancer drug helps increase survival for stage 4 patient

Euvon Jones had always been used to working hard, overseeing his successful business for hours each day before heading to the gym to keep his muscles toned and his abs ripped. At 59, Jones bragged to his children and those ...

It's time to get your flu shot

Now is the time to get your flu shot -- and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

Food challenge tests when children outgrow food allergy

Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a ...

Army issues new breastfeeding policy

The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members.

Baltimore Dance Company marks 15th anniversary with Cancer Benefit Concert

Since 2001, the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) has screened more than 31,000 Baltimore City residents and provided more than 10,000 free clinical breast exams, 11,500 mammograms, 6,000 cervical cancer screenings, 3,000 oral cancer screenings, and 460 colonoscopies. Of those ...

What is sexual dysfunction?

My old school, Southern-bred mother was appalled to learn that my then 2-year-old used words like vagina and penis.

Children battling cancer join Governor Larry Hogan to cheer on Ravens

Governor Larry Hogan attended the Baltimore Ravens home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with four children who are also battling cancer.

Dietitian says regular whole grain consumption leads to healthier life

Fewer than 10 percent of individuals eat more than the recommended three servings of whole grains per day and most, including African-Americans, need to eat more than the one serving per day they are averaging, according to Michele Tuttle, a ...

Stay safe during National Food Safety Education Month

Food poisoning, an illness caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food, causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (representing one out of six Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and ...

Register for Marian House's 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk during National Recovery Month

During National Recovery Month, runners and walkers of all ages will lace up their sneakers for the 7th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Can weight loss or a common medication prevent cancer recurrence?

Being overweight is a common problem that increases the risk and decreases survival of certain cancers.

Restaurant report card grades on antibiotics in meat supply

A new report is sounding the alarm about the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry supply chains of the 25 largest U.S. fast food and "fast casual" restaurants.