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African-American Community To Take Control Of Health, Fight Deadly Risks Of Excess Weight

African-American leaders to launch The 50 Million Pound Challenge, an unprecedented campaign and commitment by the African-American community to join hands and help people take control of their lives and health.

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Medicare Announces Specifications For The Measure Physician Quality Reporting Initiative

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today announced the posting of detailed specifications for the 74 measures included in the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).

PQRI establishes a financial incentive for physicians and other health practitioners to participate in a voluntary quality reporting program.

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Drug Discovery Collaboration For Spinal Muscular Atrophy Expanded

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced they have extended their joint R&D collaboration to develop a drug candidate for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetically inherited cause of death of children under the age of two years.

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Jody Heymann tells Senators social equality leads to better health

Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, adjunct professor at Harvard University and internationally respected voice on the connections among government policy, working conditions and public health, testified before the Canadian Senate Sub-Committee on Population Health in Ottawa.

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South Dakota Health Department Announces Mosquito Control Grant Program

The South Dakota Department of Health announced today that it will award matching funds to city, county, and tribal governments to purchase chemicals and equipment for local control programs.

Since 2004, as part if its West Nile Virus (WNV) response, the state has awarded more than $1.89 million to cities, counties and tribes across the state for mosquito control.

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