African Americans at greater risk for chronic wounds

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans are more than twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated due to diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

AACO hosts third annual Black HIV/AIDS Luncheon

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently hosted the Third Annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Luncheon at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. The program's theme was "Building Hope: Developing a Faith-based HIV Ministry." The event provide

Middle aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long -- the same study ...

Code Blue Alert issued through Wednesday

With predicted wind chills in the teens and single digits between tonight and Wednesday morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, M.D. has declared a Code Blue in Baltimore for Sunday evening March 2 through Wednesday, March 5.

Heart expert offers top five heart healthy super foods

When it comes to your heart, what you eat makes the world of a difference.

Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study

Obesity rates of children ages 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday.

Heart disease is not just a man’s disease

Coronary heart disease—often simply called heart disease—is the main form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack.

Young entrepreneur seeks to help elderly with new invention

A picture of Alfonso Delaney’s great-grandfather sits in his bedroom as motivation for the Baltimore resident. Each day, Delaney, a junior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County takes a look at the photo and soaks in all of the ...

Health Department warns consumers not to eat cheeses made by Roos Foods

As part of an ongoing investigation, testing of cheese products by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is presumptively positive for Listeria bacteria.

Nothing tastes as good as skinny

For everyone too afraid to step on a scale, this book offers big serving of tough love

Community health center comes to Mondawmin Mall

Officials at Neighborhood Wellness Primary Care, a new community health center in West Baltimore, say they are committed to treating individuals and families by using fresh and improved methods.

Tips for walking safely in snow and ice

Falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually.

Mikulski, black nurses discuss community health

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Dean of the Senate women, met with Maryland members of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) to discuss the Senator’s continued work to support the nursing workforce and sustain community health through better access ...

Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics.

Drink to your health!

Most of us know we should eat a healthy diet, but we don’t often think much about what we drink. Yet, our choice of beverage is critically important to our health because proper hydration flushes toxins out of our system ...