Grants Aimed At Helping Treat Older HIV Patients

After listening to healthcare providers, advocates and aging individuals living with HIV, officials at Gilead Sciences, a California-based biotechnology company that focuses on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV and other viruses, said they realized more resources were ...

Taking on ‘Big C’ and Looking for a Knockout

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Travis is in the ring with an opponent nicknamed “The Big C” (Cancer), and she is determined to deliver a knockout blow.

Mental Health And Me

"Teenagers are too unfamiliar with ourselves and our mental health to properly seek aid from those that can actually make us feel better. We struggle with expressing ourselves in a healthy way."

Why Testicular Cancer Should Concern Every Man Aged 35 And Under!

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, and for the next 30 days— and beyond, of course— we want men and boys to know about the importance of screenings and awareness for testicular cancer.

Local Author Shares Her Story In Memoir ‘Defying The Verdict: My Bipolar Life’

“I felt compelled to write this book to help reduce the stigma for people living with bipolar disorder and to encourage people living with the disorder to seek treatment,” Brown said.

African American Heart Health Is Vital

Last month, February 2019, was not only Black History Month it was also Heart Health Awareness Month per the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.

UM School Of Dentistry Cares For Hundreds At Mission Of Mercy

The setting was a building being converted from industrial use to startups in a neighborhood near the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). On its seventh floor, a dental clinic took shape, beckoning adults whose circumstances in life had led them ...

City’s African-American Clergy Help Establish Nation’s First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative

The nation’s first African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative, aimed at ensuring that genomic research and neuroscience studies are representative of individuals across all populations including African ancestry, was launched on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Maryland Mobile Wellness Initiative Launched In Anne Arundel County

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined state and local leaders to announce the Maryland Mobile Wellness Initiative, a mobile health vehicle to support Anne Arundel County’s array of substance use disorder care recently.

Prostate Cancer Survivor Says Spreading Message About Early Detection Is His Ministry

Recently, Jim Thomas joined about 30 interested participants at a Community Health Service Forum targeting Prostate Cancer Health and Urology Research. Dr. Arthur L. Burnett II, a professor from the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, ...

Concerted Care Foundation Gives Addicts Sense Of Purpose

Ronald Shelley began volunteering which eventually led him to create the Concerted Care Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit whose central theme is “volunteerism is a career path.”

Be A Hero In Your Community

Volunteer, give blood, learning lifesaving skills or donate to #help1family on American Red Cross Giving Day

Federal Funds Available To Serve Summer Meals To Children And Teens

The Maryland State Department of Education is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program.

Help To Fight Killer Cold Weather

An ambulance brought an elderly man to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) after he was found lying on a sidewalk. The temperature had dipped to 35 degrees on that winter night. No one knew how long ...

Get Your Heart In Good Health

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year but that doesn’t have to be your fate. Some risk factors like your family history, sex or age you can’t control but there are some lifestyle changes ...