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WATCH: A city's plan to fight heroin by allowing it

Don't be fooled by the bucolic scenery or the leafy college campuses; Ithaca, New York has been rocked by the scourge of the heroin epidemic sweeping the United States.

Important women's health screenings

Routine medical screenings are an essential element of a healthy lifestyle.

Exploring holistic nursing

Holistic nursing is a growing field, and it's entirely possible that the role of holistic nurses will expand in the years to come.

African-Americans and stroke risk

Stroke is a very common medical problem throughout the United States and worldwide.

All hairstyles are not created equal

In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a “strong association” between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles— many common among African-Americans— and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair ...

Recognize the risks to drinking water

As environmental issues continue to garner more attention across the globe, certain concerns that represent the public's collective unease continue to emerge.

Going to church could help you live longer, study says

Many Americans say they attend church because it helps them stay grounded and gives them spiritual guidance. A new study suggests that regular attendance may also help increase their lifespan.

VA program helps stroke sufferers recover

Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. However, connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.

Poly grad’s biotech company is making a global impact

In elementary school, Dr. Kimberly Brown enjoyed solving puzzles and became interested in science after going to a chemistry camp at Walbrook High School. Reflecting back on her high school years, Dr. Brown recalled her love for math and science.

Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic

Veteran doctors don't need a blood test to tell when someone is on the verge of a drug overdose.

Community Health Centers: Fulfilling promise of ACA, eliminating black health disparities

One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and ...

Baltimore Times columnist recovers from sudden stroke

The statistics are eye opening! Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males and 48 percent are black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Maryland Faith Community Health Network aims to keep congregants healthy

The Maryland Faith Community Health Network, a new, free pilot program at LifeBridge Health, is seeking to change this all too common scenario, by helping faith leaders to deploy their ministry resources. The goal is to provide timely, appropriate support ...

Pilgrim's Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of chicken

Pilgrim's Pride is recalling over 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products.

Maintenance a must when wearing contact lenses

An alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses are widely used across the globe. Contact lenses provide the inconspicuous clarity many people desire, and the wide array of materials used to make lenses coupled with the assortment of styles of contact lenses ...