Drink to your health!

Most of us know we should eat a healthy diet, but we don’t often think much about what we drink. Yet, our choice of beverage is critically important to our health because proper hydration flushes toxins out of our system ...

Foundation raises awareness about heart attacks

The Heart Health Foundation’s mission to paint the town red for the month of February got off to a celebratory start on Saturday, February 1 in Annapolis with a heart walk parade that covered several city blocks before winding down ...

St. Agnes Hospital’s Red Dress Sunday is February 9

Ten years ago, St. Agnes Hospital created Red Dress Sunday, an innovative, faith-based health education program designed by the hospital to raise awareness of the devastating effects of heart disease among women.

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.

Free HIV testing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Baltimore County Department of Health will hold additional free HIV testing clinics, in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day NBHAAD).

Study: Sugar can make you fat and sick

In recent years, sugar -- more so than fat -- has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health.

Research shows link between diabetes and air pollution

Approximately 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes with another 79 million who have pre-diabetes.

Not your mama's gym class

It's been called the fourth "R" of education: reading, writing, arithmetic and now, aerobics.

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it's not sugar (this time).

Lack of sleep can cause many health problems

There are many proven— and some unproven— facts about sleep deprivation and the short and long-term effects it could have.

A healthy start for 2014

Good health should be on minds of everyone, especially African Americans, at the beginning of this New Year. Whether we contemplate our access to adequate health care coverage or make a conscience effort to lose weight and get into better ...

Award-winning substance abuse prevention poster presented

The Western Anne Arundel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (WASP) recently presented a copy of the winning poster of the coalition's first media contest to Anne Arundel County Acting Health Officer Dr. Jinlene Chan.

How restaurants can reduce salt in your food

Almost two years ago, Philadelphia launched its Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative with the goal of reducing sodium content by 10% to 15%.

The 'Big Lie' in putting off pregnancy

Blame it on the baby bump and our pop cultural infatuation with celebrity, but today, regular women have yet another reason to feel inadequate: motherhood.

Former city health commissioner heads Baltimore healthcare organization

When Baltimoreans hear the name “Dr. Peter Beilenson,” what comes to mind for many is his former role as the city’s health commissioner. That’s understandable given the fact that Beilenson served as commissioner from 1992 until 2005. However, now Beilenson ...