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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

Posted: 02/08/2016 - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. The White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.

National Wear Red Day is tomorrow

Updated: 02/04/2016 - National Wear Red Day promotes awareness, education and healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease in our community throughout the month of February.

February 4 is World Cancer Day

Posted: 02/04/2016 - World Cancer Day is a day dedicated to getting the world thinking about and taking action against cancer, in all its many horrible forms and guises.

Zika virus to continue spreading

Updated: 02/03/2016 - The U.S. has confirmed one sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus in Texas. The patient was infected after having sex with someone who recently returned from Venezuela and was carrying the virus.

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