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Food pharmacy for diabetics launched in Redwood City

Archived, 10 days ago From sfexaminer.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Managing diabetes can be difficult for patients with very low incomes, some health care providers say, because the fresh and nutrient-dense foods that might slow the disease’s progression are sometimes difficult to afford.

To meet this ...

Petoskey woman helps to distribute polio vaccine to 3,000 children

Archived, 10 days ago From petoskeynews.com 

Petoskey, MICHIGAN - Chris Etienne, who is a member of the Petoskey Rotary Club, was in Nigeria for about 10 days as part of Rotary International. With a group of 13 other Rotarians who traveled to Abuja, Nigeria, Etienne helped vaccinate children against polio.
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As Zika spreads, UNICEF works to help keep communities safe

Archived, 10 days ago From unicef.org 

New York, NEW YORK - With the Zika virus now a public health emergency affecting more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF is working with governments to mobilize communities to protect themselves from infection.

“Although there is ...

Wheeler man donates 28-inch mane to Wigs for Kids

Archived, 10 days ago From effinghamdailynews.com 

Effingham, ILLINOIS - John Lester of Wheeler has had a long mane of hair for about about 22 years. But this week at the Effingham Great Clips, he parted ways with the look and donated about 28 inches of hair to charity.

"It's the best donation I've ever got ...

Logan Christian School raises Pennies for Patients

Archived, 11 days ago From logandaily.com 

Logan, OHIO - On Monday, the faculty at Logan Christian School came through on promises made to their students in return for their amazing performance during the 2016 Pennies For Patients fundraiser.

Pennies For Patients is a school and youth progra ...

IFRC launches emergency appeal to combat Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases in the Americas

Archived, 11 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 2.4 million Swiss francs (2.3 million US dollars) to support the regional response to the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas.

Circle of Hope brings light to coping with dementia

Archived, 11 days ago From manitoulin.ca 

Little Current, CANADA - The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts’ Circle of Hope came to Manitoulin on Thursday, January 28, filling the Mindemoya Community Hall with those seeking to learn more about living well with dementia.

The key ...

Willesden girl will cut off her hair and donate it to a children’s cancer charity

Archived, 12 days ago From kilburntimes.co.uk 

Norwich, U K - Sophia Malta, from Lydford Road, is having 15 inches (38cm) cut off her thigh length hair for the Little Princess Trust, while attempting to fundraise £2,000 for children with cancer.

The charity provides real hair wigs to children acr ...

Dangote, Gates commit $42m to routine immunisation

Archived, 12 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - To maintain the success of Nigeria’s delisting from the group of polio-endemic countries and ensure global-level standards of surveillance, Dangote Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have extended their existing partnership on routin ...

Zika virus declared a global health emergency

Archived, 12 days ago From cbsnews.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas qualifies as a global health emergency, a declaration that is expected to trigger increased funding and coordinated efforts to help stop the outbr ...

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