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Health Beat @UMC

Many look forward to jumping into a cool pool on a hot summer’s day. It’s a healthy form of exercise, a great activity for many with injuries or other exercise limitations, and good way to cool off and have fun. Although we may not want to think about it while… Read More
Hot weather results in hundreds of deaths and cases of heat-related illness each year. May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day. As we get closer to Memorial Day and the summer months, get to know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and heat stroke, who is at risk, and… Read More
The District has hired the health care consulting company formerly responsible for helping turn around city-owned United Medical Center to oversee planning for a new hospital east of the Anacostia River.

The District has hired Huron Consulting Group, United Medical Center's former turnaround consultant, to oversee planning for a new… Read More
There are many reasons to eat healthy and exercise, and fighting cancer can be added to that list.
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Looking at where we are at and where we are going in the fight against cancer can help inform and inspire patients, families, the medical community, and policymakers to make the best plans for a healthier population.
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Though cancer rates are declining in America, the threat of the disease looms large as the U.S. population gets older: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer will soon become the nation’s leading cause of death.
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On April 29, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., join thousands of others across the country in the National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative, and ensure your excess medications are safely disposed by bringing them to a take-back location near you.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When Pets Can Be Threats

The recent U.S. Seoul virus outbreak this winter is a reminder to always ask pet store owners, shelters, and breeders about the history and proper care of any animals you handle or bring into your home.
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News and media sources are increasingly being questioned, scrutinized, and doubted. While it can seem that there is no way of ever knowing the absolute factuality of what we see on the news or read about online, we can’t completely turn it off and live in ignorance of what’s happening… Read More
Your well-being is controlled by so much more than genetics and doctors’ visits. Health is also determined by you and your doctors’ knowledge of up-to-date evidence-based recommendations, your community environment, access and affordability of care and healthy options, and behaviors you adopt to prevent disease.
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