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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 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
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 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 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»

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