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Health Beat @UMC

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Sunday is the first day of daylight savings and as ABC7 transportation reporter Brianne Carter shows us in the video above, the early sunset has part of our area pushing for pedestrian safety. Read More
Monday, October 31, 2016

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Improve your lifestyle to reduce serious complications

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, the National Institutes of Health is focusing on the importance of managing diabetes to prevent diabetes-related health problems such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, and amputation. Read More
District officials are applauding a recent study showing that more than 25,000 residents who previously had no health insurance are now covered. Read More
After 39 years of leadership service at United Medical Center and its predecessor, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, the much respected, honored and revered Dr. David Reagin has retired.

Dr. Reagin has been a senior member of the United Medical Center Medical staff and has served as chair and… Read More
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness by the Numbers

Despite it’s small size, Washington D.C., is among U.S. areas with highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates. For African-American women living in the District—or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter—the numbers are pretty grim. Read More
Howard University will share physicians and provide medical services in certain specialties with United Medical Center as part of a new collaboration announced Thursday. Read More
Howard University’s medical school will share physicians with the long-troubled United Medical Center in southeast Washington under a partnership announced Thursday by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser. (D) Read More
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Should you get checked for prostate cancer?

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Daren is 40 years old. When should he get his prostate checked? Early cancer detection usually offers the best chance of cure. Screening exams and a careful family history are the best ways that you and your doctor can go over your health risks and help determine when you should… Read More
Thousands of students attending D.C. Public Schools benefited from free physicals and were screened for lead and other conditions at one of the District's largest Back to School Health Fairs.

Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center (UMC) teamed up to sponsor the event on Saturday, August… Read More
A RECENT STUDY SHOWS A HIGH NUMBER OF BABY BOOMERS INFECTED IN WARDS 7 & 8

Two viruses are transmitted by blood or sex. Two viruses carry a heavy stigma because of their modes of transmission. Two viruses show few if any symptoms but if left untreated can have… Read More
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