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Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/MCT Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. “Being in front of a classroom of people … I don’t feel like everyone is looking at […]

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant provided by Susan G. Komen Central Florida to the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. “For several years, Halifax Health has been successful in obtaining funding from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida […]

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, which was observed on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some encouraging news: for the first time in a decade, the HIV infection rate among Black women declined. Between 2008 and 2010, the latest available data, the incidence rate among that group fell […]

Sulfur Emissions from Exxon Mobil Leak Harmful to Human Health

Sulfur Emissions from Exxon Mobil Leak Harmful to Human Health

 A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge, La. last month resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human health, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, claims Exxon’s report to the National Response Center. The Advocate reported that employees rerouted the May 22 gas leak into an […]