Take small steps to better health

Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. Take it from celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal “La” Mitchell, “Everyone can reach their health and fitness goals. It’s all about setting attainable goals and ...

College kids make robotic arms for children without real ones

By the time Cynthia Falardeau read about Alex Pring, a little boy who got a battery-powered robotic arm last summer, she had made peace with her son Wyatt's limb difference.

dreamMakerS help children cope when parents have MS

Laura Rigney first became aware of the nonprofit dreamMakerS when a friend added her name to the organization’s email list. Rigney says she feels fortunate that she joined.

March is National Nutrition Month: Tips to recharge your resolutions

Have your healthy New Year’s habits already begun to fade? Recharge your resolutions this March during National Nutrition Month. While a healthy lifestyle can certainly help you get the body you always wanted, the benefits extend well beyond your appearance, ...

Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.

Eight tips for safely shoveling snow

A study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology looked at 500 people and found that seven percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow.

Tenacity, determination keys to success for health entrepreneur

Success wasn’t simply handed to Jackie Bailey. Like most women entrepreneurs who also happen to be African-American, Bailey had to endure a few doors shutting in her face, overcome higher hurdles than most and display the kind of tenacity that ...

Beyond the scale: What you need to know about diabetes risk factors

When it comes to Type II diabetes, many only consider weight when examining their risk. Diabetes is complicated however, and risk factors are numerous.

Love your heart this February

February is National Heart Health Month and the nutritionists at Giant Food are committed to helping you care for your heart.

St. Agnes Hospital offers free heart health program

Hattie Carter just didn’t think she needed to make changes. The Baltimore resident says, she could still fit nicely into her clothes, she felt healthy and besides, certain diet and exercise programs just didn’t fit within her budget.

Nestle says it is dropping artificial flavor and color from chocolate bars

Nestle says it will become the first major candy maker to eliminate all artificial color and flavors from its chocolates.

Ten tips for safe walking on snow or ice

Falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. The most common type of walking accident is the slip and fall.

Initiative launched to increase access to fresh, healthy foods in Maryland's ‘Food Deserts’

Maryland is joining the growing movement to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables in under-served communities known as “food deserts.”

Processed foods begone, Michelle Obama says: 'Cheese dust is not food'

First, they came for the giant sodas. Then, the salt. Now ... the cheese dust?

HIV/AIDS advocate, survivor spreads message of prevention and hope

February 7, 2015 marks the fifteenth year since African Americans have been encouraged to educate themselves about HIV and AIDS in their local communities through National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and ...