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Rare blood cancer has higher Incidence in African Americans

Although it is a rare blood cancer, multiple myeloma is an aggressive and rapidly progressive illness that causes certain white blood cells, normally responsible for combating illnesses, to be overproduced.

New grant program makes it easier for Maryland seniors to age in place

Maryland senior citizens that own their homes may have more options to age in place under a new program that provides grants of up to $25,000 for improvements such as grab bars and railings, the installation of ramps or the ...

Meet Don W. Lucas: A male breast cancer survivor’s story

Sitting in a waiting room full of women at The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Don Lucas waits patiently for the next name to be called.

Safe ways to trick-or-treat

What would Halloween be without trick-or-treating? For youngsters, so much of the fun of Halloween involves scouring the neighborhood with friends in search of candy.

Meet Yolanda Horton: Triple negative breast cancer survivor

Yolanda Horton, a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 42, recalled a movie outing she had with her 10-year-old son Rodney Horton, Jr.

Meet Bernadette Williams: The struggle beyond breast cancer

Each story of a breast cancer is defined by the patient.

A Fight for Survival: Chicago rapper survives breast cancer

If you’re not familiar with the Chicago Rap music scene you may not have heard of Tone Gabz.

Chairs full during BCCC Dental Hygiene Clinic Senior Week

It was a busy week for students in the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Dental Hygiene Program as the annual event where free preventative dental care is provided to area seniors.

Saint Agnes using new weapons to fight breast cancer

When Tammy Owens Johnson received a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 41, the news would forever change her life. What followed, was chemotherapy, radiation and surgical removal of both breasts and reconstructive surgery.

African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter will host the Tenth Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss, Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Coppin State University located at 2500 ...

Cancer survivor advocates for breast cancer trials in black community

Averl Anderson didn’t know cancer was a part of her family history.

Inspirational video tells story of family’s breast cancer experience

For Tami Scovitch, a breast cancer diagnosis was the beginning of a new journey in her life, and the lives of her family and friends.

Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.

Tammy Owens Johnson’s story: Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41

For Tammy Owens Johnson, life was good. The 41-year-old had a good job as a teacher’s assistant in the Baltimore County Public Schools system, did not have any health issues, and was happily raising three children.

Now at Wal-Mart: Health insurance advice for customers

Wal-Mart Stores is getting into the health insurance business, teaming with an agent to offer customers the chance to compare insurance plans and enroll in the one they pick.