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Prince George’s County, Md. Hospital Center Tops in Hygiene
Originally published April 17, 2014

Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md. has achieved the status of “Top Performer” from the Maryland Hospital Hand Hygiene Collaborative.more More Arrow

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In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sakoba Keita, a spokesman for the health ministry, announced on national television the virus had reached the city of 3 million. Keita said Friday, March 28, 2014, at least 70 people have died in the country's south since the Ebola outbreak began last week. Photo/Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF
- The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.more More Arrow


In this March 14, 2014 picture, Rice Elementary School Principal Ernesto Villanueva slaps hands with students during an early morning running program at an elementary school in Chula Vista, Calif. Amid alarming national statistics showing an epidemic in childhood obesity, hundreds of thousands of students across the country are being weighed and measured. Beltran son’s Chula Vista Elementary School District is being touted as a model for its methods that have resulted in motivating the community to take action.
- CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.more More Arrow


Baltimore’s Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA).
- Baltimore’s Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA), in conjunction with the American Psychiatric Association and Baltimore City Healthy Start, will conduct a day-long conference April 11 to spur awareness about mental health issues in the African-American community.more More Arrow


Open enrollment deadline March 31st.
- The clock is ticking down toward the March 31 deadline for open enrollment in new insurance plans that are the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, creating an urgency among U.S. consumers, businesses and government officials.more More Arrow


Senior Dating.
- For many maturing Americans, 50 is the new 30. more More Arrow


Tamikko Eaddy and Deuce shortly after his diagnosis in 2012.
- Little Eric “Deuce” Eaddy was 14 months old when his eyes rolled to the back of his head and he grew taut and still one Saturday morning, two years ago.more More Arrow


Actor Jeff Bridges, right, teaches Stephens Elementary School first grade student Braylon Thompson a trick with a pencil during breakfast, Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Little Rock, Ark., school. Bridges, the national spokesman for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry program, visited the school to highlight its successful in-school breakfast program. Photo/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Stephen B. Thornton
- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Actor Jeff Bridges visited with students Monday at a Little Rock elementary school to highlight the success it and the state has had in distributing more breakfast to low-income children.more More Arrow


Breast Cancer
- While White women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Black women are more likely to die from it, according to a new report which found large and growing disparities in breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. and many of its largest cities over the last two decades.more More Arrow


Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, chairs the Department of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University’s School of Public Health.
- He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance. Otherwise, he is underinsured. more More Arrow