Local transplant recipient meets legislators for funding

Transplanted blood cells from umbilical cords proved to be the key in helping to save the life of Baltimore area resident and leukemia patient Linda Kosinski. The married mother of three, who first received her heartbreaking diagnosis in 2007, was ...

Hopkins researchers offer new hope to sickle cell patients

Johns Hopkins researchers were able to successfully correct the genetic error in stem cells of patients with sickle cell disease and grow mature red blood cells in a lab.

Michelle Obama: My challenge to you

It has been five years since I started Let's Move!, an initiative to address childhood obesity and help all our kids grow up healthy. And as we mark this fifth anniversary, we're celebrating how far we've come, we're challenging ourselves ...

Learning from Angelina Jolie's genetic testing for our own health

You may be more like Angelina Jolie than you think.

Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk

Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in The New York Times ...

I had a heart attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?

If you must smoke, do it away from the kids

There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.

10 ways to get happy

Happy people don't sit around waiting for good vibes to happen to them.

Charity helps Baltimore resident with Multiple Myeloma

Baltimore resident Raymonna Jean was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow.

Local accessory designer launches jewelry collection to benefit NKF-MD

“New Vintage by SAM,” a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand dedicated to making a positive change in the world through artistic and fashion expression, has “stepped into the ring” with a powerful combination of style and philanthropy.

Colorectal cancer information that you should know

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Glen Gibson, a surgical oncologist who works at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), says being informed about colorectal cancer and getting screened for it can be extremely ...

CDC: Toddler Food Often Has Too Much Salt, Sugar

Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.

Take five for your kidneys during National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys.

Vegetarians who eat fish could be greatly reducing their risk of colon cancer

Dropping red meat, and sticking to a plant-based diet that incorporates fish may be the key to preventing colorectal (colon and rectum) cancers, according to a seven-year study published Monday.

Nominate a changemaker working to reduce violence in Baltimore

Violence is a public health issue because it has an enormous impact on the health and wellness of individuals; especially youth.