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August is 'Kids Eat Right' Month: Nutrition tips for families

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.

Multicultural scholarship helps increase diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.

'A Better You' health and wellness event targets African American seniors

People are amazed at Ernestine Shepherd’s youthful appearance. At 78-years-of-age, Shepherd is a body builder, and looks decades younger than her age.

WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.

Robin Williams and depression: We all wear a mask

Smart, successful, funny and handsome. Robin Williams seemed to have it all. And yet, today he is dead. Apparently, by his own choice.

Southern diet linked to death in people with kidney disease

Eating a Southern-style diet results in higher death rates in those with kidney disease, according to research published in the August issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

CBF reissues report on flesh-eating bacteria in area water

With news accounts of “flesh-eating” bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections.

Anne Arundel provides free vaccines for 7th grade students

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will provide vaccination clinics around the County to help all students entering the seventh grade meet the new Maryland State requirements for the 2014-2015 school year.

U.S. sending 50 experts to West Africa to fight 'most complex' Ebola outbreak

The United States plans to send 50 health experts to West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds of people dead in three countries.

This won't be the AIDS-free generation

He was just 18 years old when he got the news. It was the summer before his senior year in high school.

Incontinence: 5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

The ABCs of healthy eating for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits is an important part of keeping children well this summer and during the school year, but getting children to eat healthy food can be a challenge.

Straight-up talk about testosterone

It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men.

Smell test may help detect Alzheimer's

In the future, a test of your sense of smell may help doctors predict your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.

Concussions a greater problem for black youth

Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.

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