AHC’s women’s health brochure on ‘Mammogram and Pap Test” is now available on the Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN). RHIN is a national collaborative of health departments and professionals which provides multilingual, public health resources for resettled refugees and asylees. [Read more…]
Nonprofit groups and community organizations in Illinois aren’t waiting for government officials to translate information about the nation’s health overhaul into languages other than English. [Read more…]
The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a key Affordable Care Act rule predicted to expand substance abuse and mental disorder benefits to 62 million Americans. The rule, to take effect next year, lays out new essential health benefits standards for insurers, as required by the landmark legislation. [Read more…]
This article, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), appeared in a special issue of Health Affairs that focused on patient engagement. The issue was supported by RWJF, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the California HealthCare Foundation. [Read more…]
Physicians often fail to ask high school-aged patients about alcohol use and to advise young people to reduce or stop drinking, according to a study led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) writing in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported that vaccination-coverage levels in U.S. adults were “unacceptably low,” [Read more…]
Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a women’s health problem. Drinking too much – including binge drinking* – results in about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year. [Read more…]
Scientists from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford, U.K., have shed light on a long-standing enigma about the structure of a protein related to the Hepatitis B virus. [Read more…]