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Health Beat @UMC

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
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
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