Black doctors see devastating impact of tobacco advertising

More than 15-years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the nation’s major cigarette manufacturers for their gross misrepresentation of the hazards of smoking to the public.

Why happiness is healthy

Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.

West Baltimore CARE fights heart disease with line dancing

West Baltimore CARE held West Baltimore’s Biggest Line Dancing Party as it commemorated the first anniversary of the launch of a community-wide effort to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths

Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."

African Americans at greater risk for chronic wounds

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans are more than twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated due to diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

AACO hosts third annual Black HIV/AIDS Luncheon

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently hosted the Third Annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Luncheon at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. The program's theme was "Building Hope: Developing a Faith-based HIV Ministry." The event provide

Middle aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long -- the same study ...

Code Blue Alert issued through Wednesday

With predicted wind chills in the teens and single digits between tonight and Wednesday morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, M.D. has declared a Code Blue in Baltimore for Sunday evening March 2 through Wednesday, March 5.

Heart expert offers top five heart healthy super foods

When it comes to your heart, what you eat makes the world of a difference.

Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study

Obesity rates of children ages 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday.

Heart disease is not just a man’s disease

Coronary heart disease—often simply called heart disease—is the main form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack.

Young entrepreneur seeks to help elderly with new invention

A picture of Alfonso Delaney’s great-grandfather sits in his bedroom as motivation for the Baltimore resident. Each day, Delaney, a junior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County takes a look at the photo and soaks in all of the ...

Health Department warns consumers not to eat cheeses made by Roos Foods

As part of an ongoing investigation, testing of cheese products by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is presumptively positive for Listeria bacteria.

Nothing tastes as good as skinny

For everyone too afraid to step on a scale, this book offers big serving of tough love