Four Signs You’re a Perfect Fit for a Healthcare Career

Have you been working in a certain career for a while, only to dislike your job more and more each day? Are you a young person who is having to make the important decision of what to study in college and subsequently what you are going to work as in your future career? Whether you’re heading for a career change or making important decisions for the rest of your life, examining your best and worst qualities is an important part of determining which career choice is the best for you. Working in … [Read more...]

WellStory, January is Alzheimer’s Month

WellStory WellStory’s certified support workers and personal care aides support our clients in their goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle. Often, our clients are able to manage very well if provided the right supports. To that end, we help our clients with a wide variety of everyday activities so they can continue to live their life to its fullest. Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of … [Read more...]

Stand Strong With NORD in 2014!‏

Thank You for Helping NORD Drive Progress for All Who Live With Rare Diseases! 2013 marked our 30th Anniversary and brought many exciting milestones. With the help of our members, supporters and advocacy partners, NORD accomplished many objectives this year, including: Launched a web-based state insurance resource to provide state-specific information for patients and their families Connected hundreds of patients and caregivers with medical experts, researchers and advocates at … [Read more...]

Caregiver Awareness Month – NOV 2013

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month "This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregiversremind us of the decency and kindnessto which we can all aspire." -President Barack Obama, 2011 Proclamation National Family Caregivers Month is a nationally recognized month observed every November to draw attention to the many challenges facing family caregivers, advocate for stronger public policy to address family caregiving issues, and raise … [Read more...]

Obese women’s stem cells make cancer grow faster

HERE is yet another reason to stay at a healthy weight. Stem cells from the fat of women with obesity boost the growth of breast tumors more than cells from slim women. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells, that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. In mammals, there are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are isolated from the inner cell mass of … [Read more...]

Obamacare and LGBT Health, Kathleen Sebelius (VIDEO)

Throughout the administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The health care law prevents health insurance companies from charging anyone a higher premium just because they happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It also prevents insurers from raising rates or … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to address two overlapping challenges to the health and wellbeing of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the … [Read more...]

Women’s Health, 15 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Reflexology

Reflexology, an ancient holistic treatment originating in the East, came to the Western hemisphere in 1890 and was introduced as an actual form of treatment in 1930.  This treatment applies pressure to specific points on the foot, hand or ear that correlate to a specific part of the body. As in acupuncture, the belief is that when the body’s chi is blocked it causes health problems. Reflexology is said to be able to get rid of these blocks. Most people find reflexology sessions very … [Read more...]

Obamacare‏, Three quick things you should know!

Hi all -- In the past few days, we've received three really interesting new pieces of information about the health care law, and we wanted to share these data points with you so that you get a big picture of how things are changing for the better as the law gets implemented. First, the Affordable Care Act is helping to make sure that insurance companies and providers have to compete for your business by creating a Health Insurance Marketplace that offers people more choice and control … [Read more...]

Woman Taking Action, 92 year old mother denied healthcare‏!

My mother arrived in Canada 20 years ago and applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, but since then she has been forgotten and ignored. They told her she would receive an answer by 2001, but today, 12 years later, we are still waiting, calling for answers... Because of this, because they have forgotten about her file, my mother is now being denied the health care she urgently needs. When I call Citizenship and Immigration Canada and enter my mother's application number this is the … [Read more...]

CMS, MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR GRANTS (Apply Now)

CMS ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR GRANTS Editor’s Note: Yesterday, CMS released the Navigators Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) below. “Navigators” are individuals and entities that will provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. We are sharing this with our AIDS.gov readers for two reasons. … [Read more...]

HHS Innovation Update – Health Datapalooza IV, HHS Ignite & More!‏

Data is fuel for innovation, and developers and entrepreneurs are key players who can turn that fuel into innovations that matter. We want to see what you are doing with health data! Be part of the excitiment this year and apply today to be part of Health Datapalooza IV—get exposure for your products and services, network with fellow innovators, and build connections that can help your company grow. Check out a great blog post by U.S. CTO Todd Park and HHS CTO Bryan Sivak on the importance of … [Read more...]

UNRWA combats anemia in Lebanon

In response to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia – the lack of red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout the body – among Palestine refugees in Lebanon, UNRWA routinely screens those with a high risk, including pregnant women and infants under a year, while providing iron supplements to anemic patients and infants from six months of age. Despite these mitigation measures, the prevalence of anemia remains high in this community. UNRWA responds Having assessed a low level of … [Read more...]

USA, Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Co. Accountable

Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Companies Accountable Enacted three years ago, the health care law is making the insurance market work better for you by prohibiting some of the worst insurance industry practices that have kept affordable health coverage out of reach for millions of Americans. As a former state insurance commissioner, I know that for too long, too many hard-working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to health insurance companies. For … [Read more...]

Future of Healthcare in Africa

Improving health outcomes in Africa will require a shift to preventive care and less reliance on international aid, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit A wholesale restructuring of Africa’s healthcare systems will be necessary over the next ten years, including measures to expand access to healthcare, to focus on primary care and prevention, and to manage chronic conditions. These reforms can be achieved by giving local communities more control over their healthcare, by using mobile … [Read more...]

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