Category: Health Policy

Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds. More than one-third of American adults have prediabetes, and most don't know it. So why are so many American doctors failing to meet the guidelines for screening? Prediabetes means that blood sugar ...

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Transgender Health Rights

Transgender Health Rights

Transgender inmates in Georgia will be eligible to receive hormone therapy treatments while in prison, Georgia corrections officials said recently as they contend with a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner denied hormones. In light of the recent Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer, transgender identity rights ...

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CA Okays HIV Poz Organ Donors

CA Okays HIV Poz Organ Donors

California's state government moved with a quickness Friday that may save a life by approving a bill allowing HIV-positive people to donate organs. Both houses of the California legislature approved a bill that will allow an HIV-positive person to donate a liver to an HIV-positive patient in need, the L.A. Times ...

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Health Disparities Shame America

Health Disparities Shame America

African American health disparities in America has persisted since slavery, through the industrial age to present day. The ugly facts of racial health disparities is that many are preventable. But you might not know that after reading the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America. A 2013 Centers ...

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Hep C Pricing

Hep C Pricing

New therapies can cure most cases of hepatitis C but lower drug prices, testing and better access to treatment are going to be needed to eliminate the liver-destroying virus worldwide, according to a New England Journal of Medicine editorial. The U.S. government is trying to attain that goal by discouraging states ...

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Health Equity Expert Dr. Jermane Bond

Health Equity Expert Dr. Jermane Bond

Healthy Black Men is proud to welcome Dr. Jermane Bond as a new Contributor and also to our national advisory board. He brings a wealth of experience with health equity and men's health. Jermane Bond, Ph.D. is currently Program Director, Boys and Men of Color at the National Collaborative for Health Equity. ...

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Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or older) in 2010, despite representing only 12% of the US population. Recognizing Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Healthyblackmen.org (HBM) reached out to an expert on the matter for a candid talk. ...

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