American Idol Star Visits Diabetes Camp At Johns Hopkins University

At six-years-old, Crystal Bowersox was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, the autoimmune disorder that researchers say affects more than 1.2 million Americans.

Five Recommendations To Help Make It A Healthy School Year

It won't be long before kids head back to the classroom for the start of another school year. While you need to make sure your child has all of the school supplies they need to succeed, it's just as important ...

Friendships May Influence Bone Health In Women

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly half of women over age fifty will break a bone due to osteoporosis— a disease in which bones progressively lose density, grow brittle, and become prone to fracture. While men can also be ...

The PATIENT Program’s Gail Graham Helping To Fight HIV and AIDS Through Education and Awareness

“I attended a planning group meeting and brought it up there,” said Graham. “About six months later, I went to my doctor’s appointment, and the receptionist asked if I had heard the name of the clinic had been changed to ...

Prescribing An Innovative Remedy To Improving The Health Of West Baltimore

“My vision is that we would have such an impact on West Baltimore, that it would be a model to the nation,” said Dr. Mullins. “Through research, we want to make West Baltimore one of the healthiest, vibrant communities in ...

Let’s Work Together To Prevent Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 million Marylanders are estimated to have this condition which can lead to Type 2 diabetes and increase the likeliness of developing heart disease, having a stroke or complications such as blindness, kidney ...

How To Protect Your Joints During The Hot Weather

To some of us, summertime implies backyard barbecues, family photos on the beach, and lots of splashing in the neighborhood pool. For others, the word “summer” has less pleasant connotations—humidity, bugs and, yep, even joint pain.

Doctors At Saint Agnes Healthcare Offer Tips To Help Keep Children Safe Around Swimming Pools

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates. And, behind motor vehicle crashes, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ...

How Parents Find Hope When Their Children Are Victims Of Violence

School shootings, gang violence, domestic abuse and other heinous criminal acts in the U.S. have claimed the lives of many young people, devastating families and sending shockwaves across communities.

Hijacked By Emotions At Work? Name, Tame And Transform Them

The workplace can make people feel a full range of emotions— sometimes more intensely and frequently than one experiences at home.

Seven Strategies For Exercising Safely In The Summer Heat

Summer’s warmer weather often means more opportunity for exercising outdoors, but it can also mean more opportunity for injuries from pushing too hard or getting too hot.

Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In As American Medical Association’s First Black Female President

In June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). She is the first African-American woman to hold the position.

Empire Star Taraji Henson Speaks On Suicide And Mental Health On Capitol Hill

“It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death, I just…I’m sorry. That one is tough for me. So, I’m here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of ...

How To Keep Summer Activities From Wrecking Your Back

With summer comes family gatherings, outdoor sports, outings with friends, vacations and sprucing up the yard. But summer fun can also bring a higher risk of back injuries.

Mental Health Stigma Still Affecting African Americans

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health says poverty level affects mental health status and African Americans living below the poverty level, as compared to those over twice the poverty level, are three times more ...