Tag: 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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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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Early Detection of Type-2 Diabetes

Early Detection of Type-2 Diabetes

African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels ...

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Bisi Alimi is a Global Voice

Bisi Alimi is a Global Voice

If Adebisi ‘Bisi’ Alimi had his way, he would have been known for his acting performances rather than being the first person ever to come out as gay on Nigerian television. It was 2004 and he was 29-years-old and just diagnosed as HIV positive. And unlike celebrities who come out as gay in the United States, there was ...

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