Health + Wellness

Why does breast cancer strike Black women harder?

Corrected Oct. 20, 2022 12:30 p.m. Attributions were corrected. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., a Black woman is about 40 percent...

8 things you might not know your dentist is doing in your mouth

It’s no secret that your dentist works to keep your teeth clean during a routine checkup, but that’s far from the only thing they...

Tips for the aging athlete

Adults 65 and older are more prone to musculoskeletal injuries during exercise and should moderate their activities and expectations as they age, said two...

Men’s Health: The latest word on prostate cancer

How common is prostate cancer? About one man in eight will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. It is the most common...

The price of isolation

By Ellen Braunstein As the pandemic wears on, the emotional challenges are sending more people to mental health specialists than ever before, clinicians say. Area therapists...

More than a cough: COVID-19 found to cause heart problems

When people think of COVID-19, they often think about it as a severe respiratory disease, causing coughing fits and shortness of breath. But, clinicians...

How to boost your heart health

Rachel Graham suffers from the disease that claimed both her mother and her grandmother — mitral valve regurgitation. The condition, which can lead to...

Life After Breast Cancer

“By the end of all that, I was exhausted,” Bortnick, now 40, recalls. “I was ready to move on.” But she soon learned that, contrary...
Inclusivity is the Main Idea

Inclusivity is the Main Idea

When Eli Lewis comes home to the Rockville apartment he moved into a year ago, he passes the cylindrical-shaped Soulfull cafe connected to the...
Starting a Movement

Starting a Movement

In a small studio in North Bethesda, 19-year-old Sam Alberts dances passionately on stage as he leads kids and adults through a challenging choreographed...