Family Health

When award-winning singer Patti LaBelle learned she had diabetes after passing out onstage 15 years ago, the legendary singer said she thought that meant no more fun. No more fun with life. No more fun exercising whenever she wanted. And definitely no more fun in the kitchen where she loved to cook. “The past few […]

Erica Campbell, of Mary Mary, says you have to take care of yourself no matter what. If you don’t, your body suffers and then the people around you, like your family, end up suffering as well. Addressing her own struggle with health, specifically high blood pressure and being told that she could have a stroke […]

Why do you get every bug that passes through town, while your spouse and friends stay healthy? Blame your immune system, the network of cells and organs that fights off illness (or tries to, anyway). “How often you get sick is partly genes, plus the bacteria and viruses you’re exposed to,” says Lisa Cuchara, professor […]

CDC says vaccine only 62% effective — Is it time to send in the killers? (Natural killer cells, that is…) An interview with health educator Dr. Jennifer Morganti As we move past the half-way point of the flu season, the CDC is reporting that the flu vaccine is showing “62 percent effectiveness”. This means for […]

Washington, DC – Whitman-Walker Health will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with free HIV testing through our mobile testing unit at the Anacostia Metro station from 12:00-3:00 pm and at Bachelors Mill, 1104 8th St., SE, 10:00 pm to 12:30 am. Whitman-Walker will also offer a full schedule of free […]

“The Best Defense is a Good Offense!”   5 Ways to Combat Cold & Flu Season Naturally By Maria Tabone 12/17/2012 | 02:44 PM   ‘Tis that time of year again when, in addition to holiday cheer, comes cold  and flu season! The good news is that some simple steps towards prevention can  keep you […]

This year’s flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They’re urging everyone to get their flu shots. But like every flu season, there are lots of reports of people complaining that they got their shot but still got the flu. […]

Washington, DC – Whitman-Walker Health will open a new, modern health care home at 1525 14th St., NW, in mid-2014 to meet the health care needs of our community. This state-of-the-art center will enable Whitman-Walker Health to further our leading role in the fight against HIV/AIDS, expand on our commitment to provide affirming, culturally-competent care […]

WASHINGTON –Whitman-Walker Health will observe World AIDS Day with its annual candlelight vigil at Dupont Circle beginning at 5:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 1. Whitman-Walker’s mobile testing unit will be onsite to provide free HIV testing. “My wish is that the year 2012 may be remembered as the beginning of the end of the HIV/AIDS […]

The Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has a Health Education and Advocacy Unit that is offering a FREE service to help consumers whose health plan has refused to cover a medical procedure or to pay for a medical service that has already been provided. The Unit assists consumers in resolving billing disputes with hospitals, […]