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Newborn screening project grant awarded to improve sickle cell care

A more than $2.6 million two-year grant that promises to help support and fortify the quality of care and address the needs of people living with sickle cell disease has been awarded to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America ...

Sleeping with contact lenses could lead to vision loss

Chad Groeschen was working on an outdoor deck for a client a few weeks ago when his left eye started itching.

Marketing aggravates obesity in black children

Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping.

Sharpen students’ minds with proper nutrition

Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain ...

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center hosts blood Drive

The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of blood and is calling on all eligible donors to give now to prevent an emergency situation.

March of Dimes: Back-to-school vaccinations are crucial

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the prefect time for parents to ensure that their children’s— and their own— immunizations are up to date, before students and germs gather in the classroom.

Make vision health a priority

As children and teens gear up for another year of studies, parents should be aware of often overlooked obstacles that may hinder academic success: vision problems.

Homework for parents: Your child’s back-to-school health checklist

Summer fun is almost over for millions American students.

Serena Williams: America must 'pull together' in scary times

She stands on the brink of writing another chapter in tennis history, but Serena Williams has other things on her mind just now.

Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month' this August

You want the best for your kids. As role models, parents and caregivers play a vital role in children’s health -- teaching kids about healthful foods and making sure they get enough daily physical activity.

'Female Viagra' gets FDA approval

Women who have lost their sex drive will have a little pink pill to help them come October. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, which will be sold as Addyi, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction ...

Tips for cleansing your body the healthy way this summer

Lisa Consiglio-Ryan takes the guesswork out of eating healthier and cleansing the body.

Health Habits: I learned them from my Dad

As a mother of five-year old triplets I’m starting to see exactly how children learn healthy habits.

Results are in: School starts too early, autism screening, PTSD and more

Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world.

Stand up, sit less and move more, researchers say; here's how to do it

You might want to stand up for this. A growing amount of research suggests that just standing -- even if you don't walk around -- can have health benefits.

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