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New Hope for Preventing Vision Loss in Diabetics

November is National Diabetes Month, which is a month dedicated to raising awareness of the condition and the various ways it affects your health. Now, there is good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. A network of researchers supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be highly […]

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic...

Part 2: Anne Dachel Interviews Tony Muhammad on CDC Vaccine Safety Accountability

By Anne Dachel View part one here. Here is more of my conversation with Minister Tony Muhammad. He was very specific about the politicians, both in California and in Washington, who've turned their backs on the welfare of our...

New MS Drug Commercial Gets Mixed Reviews

Even though the National Multiple Sclerosis Society put out a brilliant awareness campaign that included television ads a few years back, many in the MS community still think there’s not enough about multiple sclerosis on the airwaves. Nonetheless, many of us woke up last week to an inbox full of messages about “that new MS drug advert ….”, [...]

Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care

There is a great deal of work being done across the country to improve care for those infected with hepatitis C. This work has been reinvigorated in recent years by new tools that hold great promise, including new HCV treatments that have the potential to cure over 90% of all individuals with HCV infection as...

Yoga for Diabetes and Wellness

For over 5,000 years, yoga has built people's health, strengthening body, mind, and spirit. Studies show it can help with diabetes. Is yoga for you? The post Yoga for Diabetes and Wellness appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Hacer frente al impacto del VIH/SIDA en la comunidad latina

Summary: La Casa Blanca publicó una traducción al español de la Estrategia Nacional contra el VIH/SIDA en el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Con motivo de esta conmemoración anual, la Casa Blanca va a publicar la Estrategia Nacional...

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the Administration’s work towards an AIDS free generation.  As one step in this important effort, the...

Strengthening Helps Diabetes

What exercise do you do for diabetes? Walking is good, but research shows strengthening is better... The post Strengthening Helps Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

MS Recipe for Success: Savory Porridge

It’s been a while since we ran an offering in our Recipe for Success feature, so today I give you Savory Oats or, as I call it, Savory Porridge. After I served this unorthodox dish to my culinary mentor for breakfast the other day, he declared it “the best porridge I’ve ever ate.” I also demonstrated this dish with [...]

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,...

I Can Do That — With MS

The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis organization’s motto is, “You are more than your MS.” Their programs have helped thousands of people living with our disease find the strength within to live their lives to the fullest — with MS. In honor of their founder, Olympic ski medalist Jimmy Heuga’s, birthday, Can Do MS celebrates their annual MS Can Do [...]

Dachel Asks Doctors: Thoughts on the CDC Whistleblower Part 2

By Anne Dachel Part 1 of this series was an interview with Dr. David Brownstein. “I’m Dr. David Ayoub, a clinician, a radiologist in Springfield, Illinois. I have been involved in basically following the vaccine—autism story for the last...

Spotlight on the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy at USCA 2015

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 was in the spotlight during a plenary session of the 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC, yesterday (September 10, 2015). The annual conference, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council , has assembled nearly 3,000 participants from across the country in Washington, DC. ONAP Director Brooks Issues...

Have MRIs Left Gadolinium Deposits in My Brain?

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your earworm for the day, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s IRM. Many of you will recognize the backing track of this tune as the “music” of the MRI machine. An earworm is a catchy bit of song that gets stuck in your brain and doesn’t seem to leave. The FDA is now [...]

Merce- Original HIV Comedy Series!

Now that 40 has sunk in, and I have recovered from my birthday festivities, I wanted to post an entry about one of my favorite new things: Merce! It’s so over-the-top campy and kind-hearted, with a story that is centered around the middle-aged Merce, an HIV positive man living in New York City. The episodes […]

Dr. Toni Bark Endorses Referendum to Repeal CA SB277 By Anne Dachel Toni Bark, MD: "...We don't have a clear picture of who will respond negatively to vaccinations. And often it is only the parent that can see a reaction after the first round or the...

NEW digital products! National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

On Thursday, July 30, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy released its update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Below are digital tools to carry our efforts forward to 2020. We encourage you to read the document: National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2.17MB]. The updated Strategy is also accompanied by: President Obama’s Executive...

Dachel Media Update: 21st Century Cares Act Threatens Vaccine Safety Science

July 22, 2015, National Vaccine Information Center: The 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science Barbara Loe Fisher YouTube Barbara Loe Fisher: "The bill allows the FDA to lowering licensing standards for testing of experimental drugs....

5 digital tools to share the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

In 2010, President Obama launched the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) – a 5-year road map that has mobilized a collective response to HIV in the United States. On July 30, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will release the next 5-year update to the Strategy. Since the original release, more Americans...

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