As electronic cigarettes increase in popularity, calls to the nation's poison control centers about exposure to the liquid nicotine used in many of the devices have surged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.
Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.
Healthy Anne Arundel Month (April 2014), sponsored by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition, is a special time to motivate Anne Arundel County residents to take steps toward better health.
You inherit more than your eye and hair color from your family. You can also inherit a predisposition for diabetes, a disease that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minorities.
With a national epidemic of rising diabetes, obesity and heart disease, a team of African American physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical School is leading an effort to educate the public and produce a new generation of researchers and advocates promoting ...
More than 15-years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the nation’s major cigarette manufacturers for their gross misrepresentation of the hazards of smoking to the public.
Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.
West Baltimore CARE held West Baltimore’s Biggest Line Dancing Party as it commemorated the first anniversary of the launch of a community-wide effort to reduce cardiovascular disease.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans are more than twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated due to diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently hosted the Third Annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Luncheon at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. The program's theme was "Building Hope: Developing a Faith-based HIV Ministry." The event provide
Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long -- the same study ...
With predicted wind chills in the teens and single digits between tonight and Wednesday morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, M.D. has declared a Code Blue in Baltimore for Sunday evening March 2 through Wednesday, March 5.