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YMCA, Carolinas HealthCare expand partnership to improve health in Greater Charlotte

Archived, 10 days ago From charlotteobserver.com 

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - For many years, YMCA of Greater Charlotte members have been able to drop in to see a nurse for health screenings on their way to or from a workout.

In the future, through an expanded partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, some Y ...

Breast cancer screenings, education coming to Merced County

Archived, 10 days ago From mercedsunstar.com 

Merced, CALIFORNIA - A merger of two regional Susan G. Komen affiliates will allow Merced County to begin benefiting from the programs and services provided by the nonprofit breast cancer organization, the group said.

Merced is one of nine counties being b ...

JDRF works to raise Type 1 diabetes awareness

Archived, 10 days ago From theprogressnews.com 

Clearfield, PENNSYLVANIA - Some people believe they are healthy as horses, work out like fiends and run marathons or lift 500 pounds. However, here is a sobering message:

Those people are at the same risk of getting Type 1 diabetes as the not-so-fit folks who co ...

Brooke chops off 16 inch plaits so another child can benefit from her terrific tresses

Archived, 10 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - Eight-year-old Brooke Burns from Glenfarg looks great with her new bobbed hairstyle.

But, prior to the weekend, her hair was down to her waist.

The caring Arngask Primary School pupil has donated her 16-inch pigtails to ...

March Of Dimes and Anthem Foundation continue efforts to prevent premature births

Archived, 11 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - March of Dimes has announced a $1.1 million grant from the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. to support programs across the country that help prevent premature birth and improve mom and baby health.

Prematurit ...

How dogs could detect bowel cancer: Trial could speed up diagnosis of deadly disease

Archived, 11 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - Medical Detection Dogs has been given the green to begin the first colorectal cancer trial in the UK using dogs’ ability to smell.

The charity is working in partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to collect and te ...

MDA awards $7M in grants for 29 disease-targeting research projects

Archived, 11 days ago From musculardystrophynews.com 

Dallas, TEXAS - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has awarded $7 million in grants to 29 top researchers for projects it says will potentially make a big impact on muscular dystrophy and other life-threatening diseases.

The investment reflects ...

Youth charity takes steps to respond to mental health needs

Archived, 11 days ago From worcesternews.co.uk 

Worcester, U K - A youth charity which helps young people get into jobs, education and training is highlighting the issue of mental health problems among youngsters.

The Prince’s Trust has conducted new research which has revealed 28 per cent of young ...

Emirates Red Crescent opens hospital in Philippines

Archived, 12 days ago From thenational.ae 

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Emirates Red Crescent has opened a hospital and health clinic in the Philippines, part of a series of projects to help areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

The hospital in Samar province is expected to benefit 350,000 people ...

Perth Amboy-area partnership seeks to improve prenatal care

Archived, 12 days ago From nj1015.com 

Ewing, NEW JERSEY - A $28,000 grant recently provided by the March of Dimes to the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center will help both parties realize the common goals of proper prenatal care for healthy pregnancies, reducing pre-term birth rates and providing support for ...

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