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Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more



Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

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In solving childhood obesity problems across Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation strives to educate children to eat right, get fit and stay well through its Healthy Futures...more

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Vice President Scott Aims to Fight AIDS Faster Through Coordinated Approach
Vice President of Zambia, Guy Scott, wants to have a fast fighting, coordinated approach to AIDS. He says fighting HIV and AIDS is a "huge and complex issue which requires concerted efforts from...more

Doctors Rx: Take a Stroll in the Park
Dr. Robert Zarr, seeking to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., has a different prescription for his patients: take a walk in a park. He scours his database of green spaces for...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013
In a statement by Department of Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, October marks the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sebelius says that this is the month to be...more






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Reinventing Playgrounds

Reinventing Playgrounds
Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return...



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