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U.N. Health Agency Sees ‘Very Low’ risk of Zika Spread From Olympics

New York, N.Y. An expert panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the upcoming Olympic Games. Soon-to-be […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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Rare Disease Patients Fighting the Isolation Thru Social Media

New York, N.Y. February 29, 2016 is the rarest day of the year. It is Rare Disease Day. Every year Rare Disease Day takes place across the world and brings together anyone affected by a rare disease, patients, their families and caregivers. It also serves to raise awareness of rare diseases among policy makers, industry, […]

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Eleven Key Considerations for Prize-Driven Diet Programs

Courtesy of HealthyWage.com

What you MUST ponder before partaking in a ‘dieting for dollars’ program Let’s face it, sometimes our love for food and beverages gets the best of us, widening our waistlines beyond that which is comfortable–or healthy. Since research has proven financial incentives and penalties (“carrots and sticks”) to be highly effective in motivating weight loss, […]

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Governments Must Act to Reverse Alarming Rise in Childhood Obesity

New York, N.Y. Facing a global epidemic in childhood obesity with the number of overweight children under five on track to jump from 42 million to 70 million over the next decade, a United Nations report today called on governments to reverse the trend by promoting healthy foods and physical activity. Children play outdoors at […]

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Fountain House Gallery Artists Shine at “Mad About Art”

New York, N.Y.  Fountain House Gallery’s recent Mad About Art event was a smash. This annual art auction and benefit is a perennial favorite on my calendar, and I was delighted to be among the nearly 400 guests who gathered at Metropolitan West to support the Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living […]

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World AIDS Day with ‘New Hope’ as Momentum Builds to End by 2030

New York, N.Y. The first World AIDS Day since political leaders committed to ending the epidemic by 2030 as part of the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generated “new hope” to break the epidemic and keep it from rebounding in “an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of history for ever.” Photo: UNAIDS. “This […]

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Marking World Toilet Day, U.N. urges ‘Open, Frank’ Discussion

New York, N.Y. On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year’s observance of the Day. Children are using toilet facilities […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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