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Cancer 101: Advice from an oncology nurse

I always thought that one day, when I had time, I would write an orientation of sorts for anyone who should find themselves on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis.

Clean power plan affects black quality of life

When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, she was bewildered.

Fit Nation: Swimming past African-American issues with fear and competency in water

When I told my dad that I was going to be in a triathlon, he said, "You know you have to swim in the ocean. Do you know how to swim?"

VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility, Veterans Benefits Seminar

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is hosting a VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility and Veterans Benefits Seminar at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Auditorium, ...

Marrow donor has compassion in her bones

Can you remember what you thought, felt and hoped for 16 years ago?

Indie Soul Movie Review: Sugar Babies

In “Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” from Academy Award-winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels) and New York Times best-selling author James S. Hirsch (Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter), filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie (Kick Like ...

Tips to avoid and treat common summer skin woes

In summer you want your skin to look and feel its best. But all that extra exposure introduces more risks of irritation, rashes and bites.

Fast food versus the African diet, the bacteria battle waged in your gut

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

The 6 most scientifically proven methods to help you quit smoking

For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper helps save driver having diabetic crisis

Rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony scored a Grammy with their song "Tha Crossroads," which paid tribute to loved ones they had lost. But rapper Layzie Bone may have helped save a life recently.

Bitten residents can submit insects to State to identify for treatment guidance

As the summer season approaches and people and their pets begin enjoying more time outdoors, the risk of tick-borne disease transmission is at its peak. In recognition of this, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month.

Veterans Affairs Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility and Veterans Benefits Seminar

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System is hosting a VA Health Care Enrollment, Eligibility, and Veterans Benefits Seminar at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Red Cross urges summer blood, platelet donations to prevent seasonal shortage

The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.

The fittest cities in the U.S., and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

More and more senior citizens maintaining an active sex life

The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month.