RSSArchive for July, 2014

Preventive Medicine Keeps Soldiers Safe

On July 25, 2014, Pvt. Travis Terreo of DVIDS reported that the efforts of preventive medicine teams, such as inspecting living quarters and gauging food quality, is helping to keep soldiers safe and healthy. To learn more, click here.

Federal Appeals Court Delivers Serious Setback To Obama Health Care Law

On July 22, 2014, The Huffington Post reported that a federal appeals court decision will result in premium increases for Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  To learn more, click here.

Health Products Like Wristband Monitors Prompt Privacy Worries

On July 27, 2014, Lisa Zamosky of the Los Angeles Times reported that mobile apps and devices that store health-related information may not be as confidential as we may think posing a major threat to consumer privacy.  To learn more, click here.

Circumcision Does Cut HIV Risk in Africa

On July 21, 2014, The Daily Beast reported new research which suggests that the notion that increase circumcision in males could possibly encourage sexual risk practices is flawed. Though studies have shown reduction of contracting HIV by as much as 60 percent, there was a sense of fear by some that it could possibly give the wrong […]

Blacks & HIV: 5 Reasons It’s Only Getting Worse

On June 27, 2014, reported on the disparities associated with HIV/AIDS in the black community in comparison to their Caucasian counterparts in the United States.  Though HIV/AIDS is an equal opportunistic virus, there seems to be a high prevalence rates in black America which may be attributed to lack of awareness and stigma associated with […]

Dr. Fauci Reflects on HIV Colleagues Lost in Flight MH-17

On July 20, 2014, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), reflected on the tragedy of those lost in the Malaysian Air flight MH-17 crash, including world renowned HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Joep Lange . Dr. Joep Lange was a past president of the International AIDS Society.  To learn […]

Florida tries new approach to mental health treatment

On July 5, 2014, USA Today reported that Florida is the first state to “offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar conditions.” To learn more, click here.

To Encourage Preventative Care, Movie Tickets Trump a Clean Bill of Health

On July 6, 2014, Julia Haskins of Healthline News reported that in a study published in American Journal of Managed Care, researchers found that participants were more likely to engage in healthy habits if instant gratification was satisfied. To learn more, click here.

Integrative Medicine Breaks Into Convention

On July 6, 2014, Kate Solomon, Founder and CEO of Babo Botanicals, shared her personal experience in transitioning from an Alternative Medicine skeptic to a true believer and advocate of integrative medicine being the “wave of the future.” To learn more, click here.