Gender Identity Disorder (GID) Especially Difficult for Inmates

Imagine looking in the mirror as a young child and having no connection to that face that stared back at you. Imagine feeling like you will never find your rightful place in this world....

Ask Your Pharmacist–17

You go to the doctor for your regular check-up, receive several prescriptions to be filled and then realize that you already have plenty of pills in your bottle for some prescriptions. You may also...

Safeway’s 11th Annual Prostate Cancer Fundraiser Kicks Off in Stores

Safeway launched its month-long prostate cancer fundraiser and awareness campaign in early June, continuing a tradition of raising millions of dollars to find a cure for the most common form of cancer in men. Safeway,...

Sickle Cell Patients in Need of Blood

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes anemia, lung and tissue damage, strokes and terrible pain. It is estimated that over 80,000 Americans have Sickle Cell Disease. Ninety percent of all Sickle...

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....

Emory University Unveils Interactive U.S. AIDS Tracking Map

Emory University June 1 unveiled an interactive map pinpointing the national dimensions of infection rates for HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. The project, introduced in Washington, D.C., is the first online tool...

Arizona Struggles with Medical Marijuana Law

The first medical marijuana related superstore opened in Arizona this week amid lawsuits over whether the state’s medical marijuana program should be allowed to continue. A California-based hydroponics supply company, weGrow, opened a center in...

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...

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...

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...

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