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Residents Encouraged to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-back Sites

Residents Encouraged to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-back Sites

 

From Malhori Isaacs:
District of Columbia residents will have the option to safely dispose of household medications at drug take-back sites throughout the city. The upcoming “Take-Back” initiative, being held on Saturday, October 29, is an effort to safely collect unused and expired medications and prevent improper drug disposal and distribution.

 

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

 

From Kiara Pesante:

Today, October 11, 2011 at noon, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh and colleagues will join the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building for a press conference to highlight the continuing challenges the District of Columbia faces with teen pregnancy and its effect on the economic well being of our residents and the city at large.

 

DC Department of Health Identifies Human Case of West Nile Virus in the District

DC Department of Health Identifies Human Case of West Nile Virus in the District

 

This notice is from Mahlori Isaacs:

 Today, the DC Department of Health announced the city’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2011. Last year, the District identified six human cases of WNV.

 

Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

On Tuesday, September 20th, ABC 7's Natasha Barrett hosted the 2nd Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefitting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) held at One Lounge, 1606 20th Street, NW. Barrett was joined by fellow ABC 7 broadcasters Alison StarlingLeon Harris and Arch Campbell as well as Fox 5's Steve Chenevey, WUSA 9's Anita Brikman and NBC 4's John Schriffen to judge the cupcake competition.

Washington Sports Clubs Opening Doors to Hurricane Irene Victims

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone, her fury is still being felt by millions of east coast residents as they wade through her aftermath in an attempt to return to normalcy.  From severe flooding to lost power and water supply, the stories of all of our friends in all our communities affected are as expansive as those who have felt her aftermath.

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.

The Century Council highlights DC SCORES Executive Director Amy Nakamoto for dedication to youth

The Century Council highlights DC SCORES Executive Director Amy Nakamoto for dedication to youth

 This summer, The Century Council (TCC), in celebrating its 20th anniversary, is honoring 20 individuals nationally “who have committed their careers and lives to our country's youth, health, safety, and fostering lasting, positive change.”

Amy Nakamoto, the Executive Director of DC SCORES — an after-school program in the District that combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to serve over 800 students in 26 elementary and middle schools — was chosen for making such a difference.

In May, Nakamoto met with the Century Council while watching a DC SCORES middle school soccer game to discuss what makes her passionate about helping to shape the lives of the District’s youth.