NKF-MD providing outreach and education at African-American Festival

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will have an exhibit at the African American Festival, taking place July 2-3, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Camden Yards Sports Complex (333 West Camden St., 21201).

We CAN-CER vive! celebrates first anniversary

Mia Wright can confidently look a person who has received a terminal cancer diagnosis in the eye, and tell them that she knows exactly how they feel. The 39-year-old from Largo, Maryland beat ovarian cancer three times.

To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.

Women would benefit from preemptive ovarian cancer operation

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.

Getting your child vaccinated over summer break? Don’t forget HPV

Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is encouraging parents and providers to use every child’s visit to the doctor— such as an annual checkup or physicals for sports, camp or for other school-required immunizations— to discuss vaccination for human ...

Pfizer officials call for blacks to participate in Sickle Cell Disease clinical trials

June 19, 2016 marks World Sickle Cell Day.

Free Kidney Health Assessment at Men and Families Center Connectfest

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will bring its Kidney Health Risk Assessment (KHRA) to the Men and Families Center ConnectFest taking place Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2222 Jefferson Street in Baltimore.

'Black Henna' tattoos may put you at risk

The summer vacation season is here— time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo to mark the occasion? Who could it hurt? It could hurt ...

How bad is Zika in Rio?

So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics do not need to be postponed or moved from Rio because there is a "very low risk" that the Games will further spread the Zika virus.

Heaven over hospital: 5-year-old Julianna Snow dies on her terms

Julianna Snow, the 5-year-old girl who sparked an international conversation about wrenchingly difficult decisions for terminally ill children, died Tuesday.

Food safety tips for fruits, vegetables, and fresh-squeezed juices

Whether from a supermarket, farm stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds the public that safe handling of produce and fresh-squeezed juice is especially important during ...

Obesity increases in U.S women, study finds

There doesn't appear to be much headway being made in the battle to curb obesity in the United States, according to a pair of studies released Tuesday.

Bottoms up: Why butt lifts are big business in parts of Africa

While some women are doing everything they can to get rid of extra weight, a larger behind is so desirable in some countries that it's fueling a whole industry of creams, surgery and padding.

Protect your joints and prevent pain

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout.

Climbing out of the darkness: Postpartum awareness event planned

One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.