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Health

Hologic and Mary J. Blige launch “Good Morning Gorgeous” Sweepstakes to increase awareness of the importance of preventive care

August 19, 2022

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women’s health, and Grammy award-winning and Oscar-nominated artist, producer, and entrepreneur Mary J. Blige recently announced the launch of the “Good Morning Gorgeous” sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is an element of Hologic’s role as presenting sponsor of Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous” tour, which is presented in partnership…

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Exercise boredom? Tips for hitting ‘refresh’ on your fitness routine

August 19, 2022

BPT With summer in full swing, it’s time to enjoy more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and extra time with family and friends outdoors. Yet, with so many vacations and barbecues on the books, it’s easy to take a detour from your fitness goals and resolutions (remember those?) for those more ‘fun’ options. If you want to…

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Health Partners Plans holds back-to-school event at Philadelphia Zoo

August 19, 2022

As the new school year approaches, Health Partners Plans (HPP) hosted a family-friendly Night at the Philadelphia Zoo event to kick off this back-to-school season. Free school supplies were handed out during the event to attendees as they explored the zoo, participated in raffles and scavenger hunts and more. More than 3,500 people were registered…

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Health Department launches digital memorial for lives lost to overdose crisis

August 12, 2022

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has launched a new website intended to honor and memorialize those who have lost their lives to substance use.  The public is asked to view the memorial page and consider honoring a loved one that they have lost.  Dozens of memorials, including images and touching tributes, have already been…

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US rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better…

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In race for monkeypox vaccines, experts see repeat of COVID

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Rofin, 41, receives a vaccine against Monkeypox from a health professional in medical center in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Public health officials warn that moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a…

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Boost Your Mood during Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond

July 28, 2022

Behavioral health issues don’t discriminate. But the stigma around asking for help can be a powerful deterrent in some minority communities. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is committed to ending that stigma by making it as easy as possible…

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