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Health Beat @UMC

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 13 on UMC's… Read More
A RECENT STUDY SHOWS A HIGH NUMBER OF BABY BOOMERS INFECTED IN WARDS 7 & 8Two 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 a devastating… Read More
The idea to build a new hospital east of the Anacostia River has been revived: Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday the United Medical Center board voted to take the first steps in selecting a future site to replace the long-struggling hospital. The board will reconvene next week to review letters… Read More
Andrew Davis, Interim CEO of United Medical CenterPHOTO BY SHEVRY LASSITERThere have been several name changes, some high notes and some troubling low points, but 50 years later, the only acute-care hospital providing professional health care services to residents in Southeast and southern Prince George’s County communities, continues to offer… Read More
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — 911 is supposed to be there for you when you need it. But District officials say 911 abuse is threatening public safety.The lack of ambulances for real emergencies has become so alarming, DC will add private rescue crews to the District's fleet. But that is still months away.… Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

United Medical Center Gets New CEO

Running a medical facility the size of United Medical Center [UMC] requires a person that knows the business, can make sound decisions and has no fear of challenges.Perhaps that’s why the only full-service medical center in Southeast called on Andrew L. Davis, 45, to take over as the new CEO… Read More
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