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Cancer survivor advocates for breast cancer trials in black community

Averl Anderson didn’t know cancer was a part of her family history.

Inspirational video tells story of family’s breast cancer experience

For Tami Scovitch, a breast cancer diagnosis was the beginning of a new journey in her life, and the lives of her family and friends.

Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.

Tammy Owens Johnson’s story: Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41

For Tammy Owens Johnson, life was good. The 41-year-old had a good job as a teacher’s assistant in the Baltimore County Public Schools system, did not have any health issues, and was happily raising three children.

Now at Wal-Mart: Health insurance advice for customers

Wal-Mart Stores is getting into the health insurance business, teaming with an agent to offer customers the chance to compare insurance plans and enroll in the one they pick.

Obesity, early puberty and why we should be concerned

Reports earlier this year of a dramatic decline in childhood obesity were too good to be true.

Maryland businesses encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Baltimore-area businesses are taking the lead in a national movement, ‘eat brighter!’ to inspire young children and their families to eat more fresh produce.

St. Agnes Breast Cancer Center offers multi-pronged approach

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is most common in women age 40 and over, but in the African American community, women are more likely to die from breast cancer at all ages. At St. Agnes Hospital, African ...

How to support a loved one fighting cancer

Shy about asking, “What’s the etiquette for supporting my loved one, friend or colleague in their battle against cancer?” many people simply avoid the question altogether— and offer nothing.

UMB's Promise Heights holds immunization clinics

For many families, getting their children back to school came with added challenges for the 2014-15 year. The State of Maryland issued new immunization requirements for kindergarten and 7th grade students, leading parents to seek information and help to make ...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With breast cancer currently the second most common cancer in women, according to government health statistics, awareness and early detection are crucial for treatment outcomes.

African Americans are critical to helping fight ALS

By now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is wonderful that people from all walks of life come together to use social media for such good.

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.

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