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Published Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while they are in the hospital and after they are discharged. Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can now apply to participate in a new program known as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (Bundled more»
Published Monday, August 15, 2011
It is never too soon to begin thinking about what we can do to stay health. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a great time to think ahead and get a jump start on planning for the upcoming fall and school season. One of the best things we can do for ourselves and our families is to visit the doctor and get our shots – that’s right – get our more»
Published Monday, August 15, 2011
Although only 25 percent of eligible African-American adolescents have received the HPV vaccine, a new survey suggests they have a positive view of the treatment and might respond to more education. Newswise/Todays Drum — Although only 25 percent of eligible African-American adolescents have received the HPV vaccine, a new survey presented at the American more»
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
(Nutrition Horizon) 5/23/2011 --- Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have reported that African American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a 14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat and fried foods. This is the first prospective study to show that more»
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
It's a delivery that is long overdue: Federal health officials on Monday defined birth control as preventive health care. That means that, starting next year, private insurers of new plans will have to cover FDA-approved contraceptives without any fees or co-payments (public insurance plans already provide basic birth control coverage without co-pays). This more»
Published Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Women who experience any form of gender-based violence are at greater risk of mental health disorders and related dysfunction and disability, Australian researchers found. Those who'd been through at least one form of this abuse -- which includes intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, or stalking -- were almost three times more likely to more»
Published Monday, July 4, 2011
DETROIT, July 4 (UPI) -- Medical practitioners should educate low-income African-American women on the importance of getting mammograms, U.S. researchers suggest. Rosalie Young, Dr. Kendra Schwartz and Jason Booza of Wayne State University's School of Medicine examined clinical, structural and personal barriers known to prevent low-income African-American more»
Published Friday, April 15, 2011
FRIDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Is estrogen breast cancer's friend or foe? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which analyzed data from the massive Women's Health Initiative, suggested the latter when it found a reduced risk of breast cancer in women who had been on short-term estrogen therapy. This seemed to contradict more»
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