Why Women Lack Energy For Work & Play

How do you know if your low energy is caused by underlying disease or is the result of lifestyle factors, stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, or normal aging? Or is there something else going on? Although it is common, fatigue can be one of the more frustrating symptoms of menopause. It can negatively impact many aspects of a woman's personal and professional life, and it can even take its toll on her overall health. Fortunately, by better understanding its causes, women can treat this … [Read more...]

Raynauds Awareness Month February 2014

Raynauds Awareness Month takes place every February. Organized by the Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association, the month aims to awareness of these disorders and offer help and advice not only to sufferers, but to their friends and families too. You may not have heard of Raynaud's, but it's thought that 10% of women suffer from the disorders which occur when blood vessels, mostly in the hands, become over-sensitive to changes in temperature. As a result, sufferers' hands often turn blue … [Read more...]

FUTURE OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT HIV AND HEPATITIS PROGRAMS

For perhaps the first time in history, the end of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis is within our reach. Recent notable achievements provide promise for success, among them the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (VHAP) and the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Collectively, these achievements have catalyzed the beginning of a radical transformation in our healthcare systems for communities impacted by HIV and hepatitis. In particular, the ACA … [Read more...]

Why Heart Attacks in the Middle of the night?

Although there are many reasons for a person having heart attacks, from enlarged heart due to poor integrity of blood vessels to bad valves and other less common reasons. One of the most common heart attacks is the one they have in the middle of the night. A lot of people think it would be difficult to prevent heart attacks or it would take a long time or cost a lot of money or it would be a difficult life change. However there is a way to prevent the heart attack in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Celebrating World AIDS Day: A Commitment to Country Ownership

As World AIDS Day 2012 approaches, it is a timely opportunity to reflect on what we learned at this year’s International AIDS Conference . It’s also a moment to recognize what we as Americans are doing – and the progress we are making – to help the world end its chapter on AIDS. The United States, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a remarkable vehicle in this fight, employing sound science to offer the highest quality interventions and … [Read more...]

Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H. – CDC ECHPP Plans Released

Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning .     (ECHPP) Initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS cases in 2007. Today the CDC added to its listing of executive summaries by posting the … [Read more...]

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