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  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared to make tremendous contributions to society. Instead each was laid to rest. Their lives were taken by a preventable disease.
  • Women who breastfeed have healthier kids and enjoy healthier lives

    I applaud the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's move to improve supports for breastfeeding women and their babies, both in the hospital and following discharge ("Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed," Feb. 11)....

    Program may help black women avoid weight gain

    Program may help black women avoid weight gain
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study. Black women who are overweight or slightly obese are known to have a lower risk of...

    U.S. Surgeon General holds town hall at UW to hear anti-smoking ideas

    U.S. Surgeon General holds town hall at UW to hear anti-smoking ideas
    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin held a town hall meeting Thursday at the University of Washington to discuss with young adults from the Pacific Northwest how best to prevent smoking among the young. “It’s hard,” Benjamin told...

    Insurers Receive White House Honor From U.S. Surgeon General

    Aetna, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare were among nine companies recognized Tuesday by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin at the White House for addressing health and health disparities. The nine companies were initially honored in March 2012 and March 2011...