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D.C. launches female condom campaign

The Washington AIDS Partnership has launched the DC's Doin' It campaign, using a $500,000 grant from the MAC AIDS Fund to distribute a half-million free female condoms through five non-profit organizations.

Tags: Washington AIDS Partnership , MAC Aids fund , CVS , Planned Parenthood , female condom , Nathan Hager

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 12:03am EDT

Report: Nearly half of all D.C. deaths 'preventable'

Tobacco use is the leading cause of premature death, with almost 17 percent of deaths linked to smoking. Other potentially fatal lifestyle choices also appear in the report. Diet and physical activity along with alcohol consumption combine for nearly 20 percent of all preventable deaths.

Tags: D.C. Department of Health , diet , Preventable Death , tobacco , heart disease , 2007 , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 10:09pm EST