Help kids overcome a fear of needles

Immunizations are an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Physicians and various health organizations advise that children and adults adhere to a specific schedule of vaccinations that can help them develop antibodies to fend off a variety of illnesses. Unfortunately ...

Pros and cons to detox cleanse diets

Detox diet adherents tout the benefits of cleansing their bodies. The detox craze can be confusing, and misinformation regarding the best way to proceed with a cleanse only illustrates the emphasis men and women considering detox diets must place on ...

Managing prediabetes or diabetes

Diabetes and its precursor is a major problem, both in the United States and across the globe.

Summer can trigger painful Sickle cell disease crisis

Sickle cell disease affects millions worldwide, including an estimated 100,000 people in the United States.

McDonald's to nix artificial preservatives from McNuggets

McDonald's believes it can make happier meals for its customers by removing certain ingredients from its McNuggets and hamburger buns.

Tips to prevent the spread of back-to-school germs

Back-to-school is an exciting time of year for families, but it also means new exposures to germs.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Are you up-to-date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, particularly children headed back-to-school.

Baltimore Raven Justin Forsett teams up Amerigroup to tackle pediatric health

Amerigroup Maryland is kicking off another year of promoting annual wellness exams among children and teenagers in its Medicaid plans in the Baltimore area with the help of the Baltimore Ravens.

Smart tips for kids eat right month

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.

Tips to protect health in extreme heat

Following the heat advisory issued for Washington, D.C., and eastern portions of Maryland and Virginia by the National Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their ...

More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet, new study says

Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean.

CDC needs to break silence on gun violence, say African American health officials

As an African-American man, Dr. Georges Benjamin says he feels like "an endangered species," due to gun violence claiming the lives of men his color disproportionately to their numbers.

The new secret to losing weight? Water

Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.

Insurance won't pay for women to have pleasurable sex

Michelle Weber says that when her boyfriend wanted to take Viagra, his insurance paid for it, no questions asked.

Take a course in dorm safety

College students have a few different living options at their disposal, but many opt for dormitory living, as it is one of the more convenient and popular boarding options, particularly for out-of-town students. Thousands of post-secondary students pack up their ...