New research suggests that prevention of infections and reducing stress-related illness might be as simple as a hug from a trusted person. The findings of this latest research were published in Psychological Science.
More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1 percent, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers.
The measles outbreak in California is growing.
The first detailed analysis of enrollment into the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has yielded good news, particularly for those who may require financial assistance.
The flu season is at the midway point, and it's shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shannon Zwanziger seemed perfectly healthy. She was an active 17-year-old who rarely got sick and hadn't been to a doctor in more than three years.
It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.
The Baltimore-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and those who have been affected by the illness, their family members and friends and others have collected more than 120,000 signatures on a White House petition to bring the disease some ...
As a psychiatrist, I have the honor of being with people through the ups and downs of life's journey. I bear witness to joy, fear, anger and sorrow, and the ways in which we deal with these emotions.
Sharon Carter does everything she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, she says she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and few and far in between.
On Friday, December 5, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, effective January 15, 2015. Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, who has served as interim health commissioner since May, ...
The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.
Local Baltimore organizations join in an attempt to make world’s largest living red ribbon in commemoration of World AIDS Day
The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays”—are for most a magically unique time of year.