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 ...

Baltimore woman beats leukemia

At the age of 34, Nikita Moore received a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told her she had acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) a subtype of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Studies link alcohol to early death, memory loss

Nearly 80,000 people die as a result of drinking alcohol each year in North and Latin America, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal Addiction.

The Wise Decision: Stop making excuses, start seeing results

Why aren’t you at your goal weight today?

Study: MTV's '16 and Pregnant' led to fewer teen births

The next time your teen turns on MTV's "16 and Pregnant," avoid any disparaging remarks. The show may actually encourage him or her to practice safer sex, according to a new study.

Cancer prevention guidelines pay off for older women

Older women who follow cancer prevention guidelines are less likely to develop cancer or to die from cancer and other diseases, according to a new study.

January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.

It’s not too late to get a flu shot

It only takes 10 seconds and the subtle stick of a small needle and most of the myths surrounding the flu shot immediately disappear.

Anti-smoking efforts have saved 8 million lives

Fifty years ago, Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, made a bombshell announcement: "The strongest relationship between cigarette smoking and health is in the field of lung canc

Your first freeze? 5 ways to survive it

If you're from, say, the Midwest or Northeast or Alaska, dealing with the cold is not only a way of life, but also a point of pride: You can take care of yourself, and you're not shy about pointing it ...

Paleo diet ranks last on 'best diets' list

Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week.

Keep kids safe in cold weather

“As the snow begins to fall, the number of childhood injuries begins to rise,” says Mike Clemmens, MD, director of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pediatric Emergency Department.

Eating well at any age: How to fuel your mind, body and soul

It's common knowledge that children should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, consuming all the nutrients needed to grow up strong. Many adults don't know that it's just as crucial to continue those healthy habits throughout adulthood and well into ...

Navigators provide health insurance road map

A navigation system guides us to our travel destination when there is uncertainty as to how to get there. Without a navigation system, we might find ourselves, lost, confused or may never find our destination.