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Published Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) todayannounced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while theyare in the hospital and after they are discharged. Doctors, hospitals,and other health care providers can now apply to participate in a newprogram known as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative(Bundled more»

Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Healthy behaviors include not smoking, eating well, getting regular exercise and limiting alcohol consumption People can live longer if they practice one or more healthy lifestyle behaviors – not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, and limiting alcohol – according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more»

Published Monday, August 15, 2011
Itis never too soon to begin thinking about what we can do to stay health. Augustis National Immunization Awareness Month, a great time to think ahead and get ajump start on planning for the upcoming fall and school season. One ofthe best things we can do for ourselves and our families is to visit the doctorand get our shots – that’s right – get our more»

Published Monday, August 15, 2011
Although only 25 percent of eligible African-American adolescents havereceived the HPV vaccine, a new survey suggests they have a positiveview of the treatment and might respond to more education. Newswise/Todays Drum — Although only 25 percent of eligibleAfrican-American adolescents have received the HPV vaccine, a newsurvey presented at the American more»

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In the United States, blacks are almost four times as likely as whites to develop end-stage kidney disease, according to background information in the study. The findings suggest a need to rethink how younger black patients with kidney failure are counseled regarding their treatment options, the study said. While dialysis acts as a replacement for lost kidney function, the process is arduous, often interfering with work and family life.


Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
(Nutrition Horizon) 5/23/2011 --- Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center atBoston University have reported that African American women whoconsumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat andfried 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 onMonday defined birth control as preventive health care. That meansthat, starting next year, private insurers of new plans will have tocover FDA-approved contraceptives without any fees or co-payments(public insurance plans already provide basic birth control coveragewithout co-pays). This more»

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Women who experience any form of gender-based violence are atgreater risk of mental health disorders and related dysfunction anddisability, Australian researchers found. Those who'd been through at least one form of this abuse -- whichincludes intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, or stalking-- were almost three times more likely to more»

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