Zika infection on rise

Zika Infection Update – August 4

Cases of Zika infection are on the rise. Below are links to important stories. 33 US Service Members Have Contracted Zika, Pentagon Says New...

As Heart Disease Plagues the Black Community, America’s Access to Medicines May Be Headed...

Heart disease is the longstanding No. 1 killer of Americans, and the leading cause of death among Marylanders. While this silent killer devastates populations...
clean energy

Florida Moms, Business Leaders and Lawmakers Discuss Clean Energy

Miami, Florida – On Wednesday, June 29th at 10 am, Moms Clean Air Force hosted a press conference with local community leaders at the City...

Florida Cracks Down on Troubled For-profit Facility for the Disabled

After years of tepid action, Florida officials are moving to intensify monitoring and remove residents from a sprawling complex for the disabled that has...

FDA Urged to Lift 1-Year Wait on Gay Blood Donations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 11:00am ET, the National Gay Blood Drive, Equality Federation, and PCCC hosted a media call with Reps. Jared Polis...
prescription drugs

Florida Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud — Years After Complaints About His Prescribing

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Seven years after a U.S. senator cited him as a national example of aberrant practices, the onetime top prescriber of antipsychotic...

Pepsi putting aspartame back into diet drinks

Bing reports that PepsiCo is putting aspartame back into some of its diet drinks, only a year after taking it out for health reasons. Back...
immodium

Addicts Getting High with Diarrhea Drug Imodium

HealthDay News reports that many addicts are now turning to the diarrhea drug Imodium for a high because they cannot get access to their...

Important Information for Those with Celiac Disease

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is Celiac Awareness Month. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune...

For communities of color, the fight against diabetes is far from over

While a new CDC report is good news regarding an overall decline in diabetes rates, it did not acknowledge a significant change in prevalence...