Workplace Culture Blamed for Obesity

America’s high obesity rates may be linked to an increase in desk jobs and less physical activity at work, according to a just-released national study. Today’s U.S. workers are far less active in the workplace...

African-American Maternity Deaths Rising

African American women in New York City are eight times more likely than White or Hispanic women to die from pregnancy-related causes, while in California Black women are four times more likely to experience...

Ask Your Pharmacist–16

There’s a myth floating around about pharmacies “re-selling” medicine. Some have a notion that people bring back medicine they no longer want, and the pharmacy then restocks it for eventual sale to another customer....

District Workers Join in National Bike to Work Day

District residents wheeled along the city’s streets May 18 as part of National Bike to Work Day as more than 10,000 local cyclists participated in a joint campaign by AAA and the Washington Area...

Ask Your Pharmacist–15

There is a message on your phone from your drug store notifying you that your prescription is ready for pick- up! This is a surprise to you since you had not requested a prescription...

Senate Passes Resolution on Health Disparities Among Minorities

The U.S. Senate took another step toward closing the racial and ethnic health gap with the May 18 passage of a bipartisan resolution intended to draw attention to the problem. In a statement, Sen. Ben...

Study Leads to Breakthrough in Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia

Clinical trials conducted at Howard University’s College of Medicine and 12 other medical institutions across the nation have discovered a treatment that dramatically reduces pain, inflammation and hospitalization time and eases other symptoms in...

Ask Your Pharmacist–14

People everywhere are asking, where is the Sudafed and Claritin D? Many of you have searched your local pharmacy shelves looking for the medication to relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure only to...

Trending Therapy Procedure Eliminates Surgery for Foot and Ankle Patients

The recovery time from foot and ankle surgery can be extensive for most patients. Going under the knife for Achilles tendon injuries, bone fractures, arthritis and other related feet and ankle issues isn’t guaranteed...

Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their eye health unless they...

Ask Your Pharmacist–13

It’s that time of year when men and women of all ages become obsessed with getting slimmer for the summer. With the majority of Americans reportedly considered overweight, millions of folks have flocked to...

Federal Proposal for Marketing Kids’ Food Released

A federal interagency work group is seeking industry and public comment on proposed food marketing guidelines which would limit the ways in which sugar, fat and salt-laden food is advertised to children. The preliminary version...

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