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Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses: Heart Association teams with Macy’s for scholarship program
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Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses: Heart Association teams with Macy’s for scholarship program

[caption id="attachment_21635" align="alignleft"]health nurses1 t750x550Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals. (Courtesy of scienceofcaring.ucsf.edu)[/caption]Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and, sometimes administers medicine to help soothe wounds or illnesses.

Seniors need extra care to beat the heat
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Seniors need extra care to beat the heat

[caption id="attachment_20847" align="alignleft"]image 2 t750x550Courtesy of ameritasinsight.com[/caption]Summer is fast approaching. The days will be long. Your grandchildren will be out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season.

Fight back against spring allergies
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Fight back against spring allergies

[caption id="attachment_20527" align="alignleft"]10268529 737359112982224 3518505976284962309 n t750x550Courtesy of aafa.org[/caption]Though the allergy season in the District area began late this spring, it has is already shaping into a particularly uncomfortable one. And if recent findings from the Landover, Md.-based Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America are any indication, things could become increasingly worse area residents.

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