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 ...

Six healthy habits to implement in American Heart Month

In recognition of February being American Heart Month, the team of nutritionists at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets are making it easy for customers to show their heart some love by incorporating heart healthy tips into meal planning ...

Kennedy, Satcher lead mental health forum

His first report as the U.S. Surgeon General was released 15 years ago when it was revealed that mental health conditions affected far more individuals than anyone had ever imagined.

Red Dress™ Sunday raises awareness of heart disease in women

Heart disease kills one woman every minute in the United States.

App helps consumers choose health insurance

A team of young entrepreneurs is offering a different approach to the insurance and health care market place from what they said is a completely different perspective.

Heart attack survivor spreads important message

A website saved her life. Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women’s campaign, says www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website.

Six ways a hug a day keeps illness away

New research suggests that prevention of infections and reducing stress-related illness might be as simple as a hug from a trusted person. The findings of this latest research were published in Psychological Science.

Five myths about losing weight this year

More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1 percent, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

During Cervical Health Awareness Month, Maryland women urged to get Pap tests

Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers.

California measles outbreak grows to 68 cases

The measles outbreak in California is growing.

Health enrollment numbers up for 2015

The first detailed analysis of enrollment into the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has yielded good news, particularly for those who may require financial assistance.

Flu season shaping up to be bad one, CDC says

The flu season is at the midway point, and it's shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.