health care,
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health care,
education  and
social services

HMeda's blog

Group Care Puts Chronic Disease Patients on the Path to Health

Did you know that 1 in 2 adults in the United States has a chronic disease such as hypertension and diabetes? Even more alarming is the fact that 1 in 4 adults has two or more chronic diseases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of the deaths each year are caused by chronic diseases, and treating patients with chronic diseases accounts for most of America’s  health care costs.

Meet our Mary’s Center Pharmacy Manager

Did you know that 25-30% of new prescriptions never get filled? Not surprisingly, this results in poor outcomes for patients.

Mary’s Center Pharmacy – opening in September at our site in Petworth (3912 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011) – will offer our participants an easy, convenient and affordable way to get prescriptions filled before they leave the clinic, and improve the opportunity for medication compliance and better health.

Adventurous Teen Program Participant Wins Full-Ride Scholarship

Courage runs in Jaime’s family. Determined to master the English language, the young man moved to the United States by himself in 2015, following the example of his grandmother, who had moved from the highlands of Peru to the capital city, Lima, at the age of 16 with no money and no relatives to rely on. She sold fruit on the street and eventually worked in a grocery store.

Celebrating Fatherhood: Why a DC Home Visiting Program Focuses on Fathers

Mary's Center is helping men to form strong, healthy relationships with their children. Erica Dean of DC Action for Children explains.

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Did you know that this year alone over 87,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer? That’s according to an estimate from the American Cancer Society. Others in our community and country will be diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) and squamous cell carcinoma.

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