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DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

DC Hosts First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) will explore solutions to address the high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color across the nation at the first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on Sep. 12. The goal of the summit is to push a broad range of objectives, including[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Dept. of Health Encourages Medical Tourism

The Washington, D.C., Department of Health is working to designate MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as an international center of excellence as part of a program to help promote the District as a premier medical destination and attract foreigners to undergo medical procedures, participate in research and train with D.C.’s medical[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Synthetic Pot Users to Face Stricter Penalties

The D.C. Department of Health classified synthetic cannabinoids as a Schedule I drug Oct. 15, subjecting possession and sale of the drug to stricter punishments. The federal government banned synthetic marijuana, colloquially known as K2 or Spice, three years ago. Despite this, companies producing the drugs have found it relatively[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

As US HIV Rates Steady, DC Stays on Top of List

Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month revealed that 1.1 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, with the number of new infections remaining steady at approximately 50,000 infections per year since the mid-1990s. D.C. still suffers from the highest HIV/AIDS[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

District Sees HIV Drop-Off

The District of Columbia, which has historically had the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has seen a 46 percent drop in the rate of infection between 2007 and 2011 from 3.2 percent to 2.4 percent, the Department of Health announced last week. HIV cases in the District[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Dean and Deluca Closed for Health Violations

Local grocery store and restaurant Dean and Deluca was closed today after violating the D.C. Food Code. According to a notice posted on the establishment’s door, the Department of Health found that Dean and Deluca’s non-compliance with regulations posed an imminent health risk to the public. This is not the first time that the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2013 0 comments City News, News