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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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Antibiotic resistance, the increase of bacteria that cannot be killed by modern antibiotics, is a major public health concern. It’s important to understand what antibiotic resistance is and how to prevent it.
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This week, D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, raised the stakes in the standing question about what to do about the struggling District-owned United Medical Center. Read More
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray introduced legislation Tuesday requiring the city to build a new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East campus, setting up the future redevelopment of the United Medical Center campus and a potential showdown with Mayor Muriel Bowser. Read More
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

All About Allergies

As you welcome in the Cherry Blossoms, you may also notice the less welcomed itchy nose and eyes. With Spring comes allergies for many. Learn more about allergies and how to control the symptoms so you can get out and enjoy the thaw.
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Vincent Gray was the first D.C. mayor to budget funding for a new Southeast D.C. hospital to replace United Medical Center — and he had no intention during a recent health oversight hearing of letting anyone forget it. Read More
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