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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America— especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness.

What are the risks of drinking during pregnancy?

More than three million women in the U.S. are exposing their babies to alcohol during development -- because they don't know they're pregnant.

Cold weather tips for pet owners

Bitter cold temperatures have hit Baltimore and pets are in danger from being out in the cold just as much as humans are

Five tips to safely shovel snow

With the the Mid-Atlantic recovering from a major snowstorm, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), the North American trade association representing snow management professionals, has these five tips for safely shoveling snow.

Celebration of African heritage and health begins February 1

February 1, 2016, not only marks the start of Black History Month, but for a Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization, it’s the beginning of the fifth annual African Heritage & Health Week.

How to test for lead in your home water supply

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have you asking, "Does my home's water contain lead?"

Health Commissioner extends Code Blue in Baltimore through Monday morning

With dangerously cold temperatures expected to continue through tomorrow morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City until 10 a.m. Monday, January 25.

Half of those with glaucoma don’t know it; Are you at risk?

Approximately 2.7 million Americans have the potentially blinding eye disease glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Meanwhile, glaucoma incidence is on the rise. Researchers predict that glaucoma will affect as many as 6.3 million Americas by 2050. During ...

Key to finally fulfilling that New Year's health resolution

The confetti and champagne bottles have been cleaned up. So now millions of Americans will embark on their New Year's resolution to— finally!— hit the gym and get healthy.

Walmart welcomes applications for grants from Maryland nonprofits

The Walmart Foundation opened the application period for its State Giving Program funding cycle recently, welcoming Maryland nonprofits with programs that focus on hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity to apply for funding. The deadline to submit grant requests ...

“Do it For Life” Health and Fitness Fair

The “Do It For Life” Health and Fitness Fair takes place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Truth & Life Family Worship Center located at 6305 Sherwood Road in Baltimore.

Local woman reveals cancer scare and advocacy work

Tamika Felder was going through her daily routine, filing stories as a freelance journalist and simply living the life of a happy-go-lucky 25-year-old. Then, out of nowhere, she received the news from her doctors that she had cervical cancer, a ...

Marylanders urged to start year with focus on improving their health

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is encouraging Marylanders to use the New Year as an opportunity not only to adopt healthier lifestyles but also to maximize health coverage and to partner with primary care physicians by getting ...

Overdose fears spark recall of children's cough syrup

Parents are being urged to check their medicine cabinets as two batches of generic children's cough syrup are removed from pharmacy shelves across the country. They have been recalled due to overdose risk.

Maryland women urged to get screened for cervical cancer through Pap tests

Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. Pap test screening finds cervical cancers and pre-cancers early.

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