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Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic

Veteran doctors don't need a blood test to tell when someone is on the verge of a drug overdose.

Community Health Centers: Fulfilling promise of ACA, eliminating black health disparities

One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and ...

Baltimore Times columnist recovers from sudden stroke

The statistics are eye opening! Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males and 48 percent are black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Maryland Faith Community Health Network aims to keep congregants healthy

The Maryland Faith Community Health Network, a new, free pilot program at LifeBridge Health, is seeking to change this all too common scenario, by helping faith leaders to deploy their ministry resources. The goal is to provide timely, appropriate support ...

Pilgrim's Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of chicken

Pilgrim's Pride is recalling over 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products.

Maintenance a must when wearing contact lenses

An alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses are widely used across the globe. Contact lenses provide the inconspicuous clarity many people desire, and the wide array of materials used to make lenses coupled with the assortment of styles of contact lenses ...

New tool available to determine if patient may have problem with alcohol or drugs

Consumers and healthcare providers have a new online resource with a rich array of information about an alcohol and drug use screening and intervention service being implemented at primary care centers in Maryland.

People who are alone and lonely are at greater risk of heart disease

Loneliness and social isolation can impact a person's health, causing problems ranging from high blood pressure and being overweight to cognitive decline and even an increased risk of dying at a young age.

The 'Dirty Dozen': Group lists produce with the most pesticides

Would you like a bit of pesticide with your produce?

WATCH: Is 50 the new 40 for motherhood?

Janet Jackson might soon become the new symbol of the rise of the 50-year-old mom.

WATCH: More Than Skin Deep: How a burn victim became a beauty inspiration

Shalom Nchom was severely burned in a grease fire as a child. See how she helps others feel beautiful.

Advocacy group calls for federal regulation of black hair products

Products marketed to black women are largely untested, unlabeled and unregulated with toxins and carcinogens that lead to hormone disorders, reproductive health challenges and contribute to obesity rates and aggressive cancers.

Alzheimer’s Memory Ball seeks to raise funds with dance competition

For Rose Davis Backus-Hamm, three invitations to dance at the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s annual Memory Ball was enough for her to finally strut her stuff.

Obama: Addiction is a preventable disease

Before an audience at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Barack Obama said he wasn't sure what it was that tipped his life away from addiction. "I wasn't always as responsible as I am today. ...

Ebola is no longer a world health emergency, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, at one time considered the worst outbreak in history, is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.