I had the distinct honor to emcee several events for MS Ireland’s annual conference this past week. My role included introducing a healthcare providers’ information day on Friday, the general meeting (the business stuff) on Saturday evening, and a full day of really powerful information at the Living Well with MS summit. Over 200 people attended, and we [...]
Editor’s Note: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed earlier this week, and promotional materials for the day included information on PrEP. This post is a follow-up to one from 2014, giving one individual’s personal perspective on PrEP. Here is an update to that conversation. In August 1999, I wrote an article [PDF 63.4...
It's time to for us to ditch AIDS — the word, the disease, and the stigma. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the franchise in Sheridan, Ind. fired the employee after he told his boss that he is HIV-positive. read more
Understanding my struggle with crystal meth addiction and the impact meth had on my sex life — before and after I kicked the habit — has changed my life for the better. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
New guidelines recommend immediate antiretroviral therapy for all HIV-positive people, and PrEP for those at risk. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure...Show More Summary
Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week may enjoy a unique health benefit. These women run a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack, compared to heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish study which has followed 1,500 women over a period of almost […]
Statins, which include Lipitor, Mevacor, Crestor and Zocor, are the most widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications in the world. About 15 percent of American adults are taking them at a cost ranging from about $4 per month for the cheapest generic version to $600 for a pricey name-brand. Show More Summary
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice...
Sometimes I feel like living with diabetes is a game of always lagging behind... The post What a Little Planning Ahead Can Do: Life With Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.
Kicking off the start of Down Syndrome Awareness Month with a book review and giveaway.The book itself has nothing at all to do with Down syndrome. But I'm leading off "31 for (T)21" (psss...it's not to late to join in!) with this particular...Show More Summary
We also have a TV interview with Laura Hayes on the same program. Click here to watch - and learn. Thanks to Laura for her advocacy.
It's here! Time to save 20% on your CVS (we don't sell cigarettes any longer, they're dangerous!) purchase. All you have to do is submit to a liability free, mercury filled, if it were a car with this fail rate...
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler “Hi, I'm Dr. James Lyons-Weiler. I'd like to speak with you today about vaccine safety research. Recent allegations by Dr. William Thompson that CDC scientists pressured him to change the results of a study showing an association...
Training people in CPR and having automated external defibrillators (AED) handy will certainly help to increase the survival rate. Meanwhile, emergency medical service personnel must be trained to respond swiftly and correctly. For instance,...Show More Summary
By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs. Sept 24, 2015, Yahoo Finance:...
Studies show a good breakfast lowers blood sugar spikes all day. How can you enjoyably fit breakfast into your busy life? The post Secrets of Breakfast With Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.
The initiative hopes to reduce HIV rates 40 percent among girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African nations by the end of 2017. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
Comparisons of cancer patients’ survival and care in Europe up to 2007 show that although more patients are surviving for at least five years after diagnosis, there are large variations between countries. Survival disparities are particularly significant in regards to patients suffering from cancers of the blood. Dr Milena Sant, from the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto […]