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Take five for your kidneys during National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys.

Vegetarians who eat fish could be greatly reducing their risk of colon cancer

Dropping red meat, and sticking to a plant-based diet that incorporates fish may be the key to preventing colorectal (colon and rectum) cancers, according to a seven-year study published Monday.

Nominate a changemaker working to reduce violence in Baltimore

Violence is a public health issue because it has an enormous impact on the health and wellness of individuals; especially youth.

Understand Your Family's Health History

African-Americans need to know their family history and take control of their health.

Go to bed! Doctor's orders

Your lack of sleep not only is affecting your health, but also the health and safety of those around you.

Take small steps to better health

Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. Take it from celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal “La” Mitchell, “Everyone can reach their health and fitness goals. It’s all about setting attainable goals and ...

College kids make robotic arms for children without real ones

By the time Cynthia Falardeau read about Alex Pring, a little boy who got a battery-powered robotic arm last summer, she had made peace with her son Wyatt's limb difference.

dreamMakerS help children cope when parents have MS

Laura Rigney first became aware of the nonprofit dreamMakerS when a friend added her name to the organization’s email list. Rigney says she feels fortunate that she joined.

March is National Nutrition Month: Tips to recharge your resolutions

Have your healthy New Year’s habits already begun to fade? Recharge your resolutions this March during National Nutrition Month. While a healthy lifestyle can certainly help you get the body you always wanted, the benefits extend well beyond your appearance, ...

Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression

Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.

Eight tips for safely shoveling snow

A study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology looked at 500 people and found that seven percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow.

Tenacity, determination keys to success for health entrepreneur

Success wasn’t simply handed to Jackie Bailey. Like most women entrepreneurs who also happen to be African-American, Bailey had to endure a few doors shutting in her face, overcome higher hurdles than most and display the kind of tenacity that ...

Beyond the scale: What you need to know about diabetes risk factors

When it comes to Type II diabetes, many only consider weight when examining their risk. Diabetes is complicated however, and risk factors are numerous.

Love your heart this February

February is National Heart Health Month and the nutritionists at Giant Food are committed to helping you care for your heart.

St. Agnes Hospital offers free heart health program

Hattie Carter just didn’t think she needed to make changes. The Baltimore resident says, she could still fit nicely into her clothes, she felt healthy and besides, certain diet and exercise programs just didn’t fit within her budget.