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Health Beat @UMC

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year’s resolution to kick off 2017. But we know how challenging it can be to stick by them. The good news is that there are several smartphone apps that may be able to help you… Read More
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Choosing a Primary Care Physician

A good primary care physician (PCP) can be the determining factor in recovering from illness or injury or preventing disease.  If you select and astute doctor who pays close attention, asks the right questions, and knows which tests to run and specialists to send you to you will save money,… Read More
While the overall infant mortality rate in the U.S. is 6.1 infants per 1,000 births, there are significant differences in infant mortality rates between states and even at the local level affected by social and economic barriers. Washington D.C. is a startling example of the gaps in birth outcomes. Read More
The two leading causes of death in the U.S. and Washington D.C., heart disease and cancer, account for nearly 46% of deaths in recent years. African Americans in D.C. continue to have higher rates of these conditions and lower life expectancies, a key indicator of health disparities.  Read More
Cold weather blows in its own set of threats to health and safety. Very cold temperatures can cause dangerous conditions like hypothermia and frostbite, increase the risks of home heating fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Read More
There are many different reasons weight loss resolutions are so popular. Instead of making your resolution about a number on the scale or a pant size, make it about improving your quality of life and rewarding yourself and those around you.  Read More
So much of our health is in our own hands. Here are some tips to get your started in the New Year. Read More
Friday, December 16, 2016

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Be focused and start small.One of the main reasons people lose motivation is that they take on too much too soon and get overwhelmed. Baby steps will lead you where you want to go. Be patient. Read More
Quitting isn’t easy. When trying to quit, support from friends, family and loved ones can make all the difference. This Thursday, as part of the Great American Smokeout, make sure the people you know who are trying to quit smoking know how much you support them every step of the… Read More
D.C.'s Street Smart program launched its Fall campaign Friday, calling on drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to be extra cautious now that clocks will be turned back for Daylight Saving Time. In addition, dozens of white shoes were on display representing the 75 pedestrians killed last year. News 4's Kristin Wright… Read More
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