Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Partnership in Fighting AIDS

Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Partnership in Fighting AIDS       Following last week’s United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS, I had the pleasure of joining Secretary Clinton on her visits to Zambia and Tanzania. During visits to sites supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Secretary Clinton joined President Obama and Ambassador Susan Rice in reaffirming America’s unwavering commitment to saving lives around the world. Secretary … [Read more...]

HRSA Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care

HRSA Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care Thanks to advances in detection and treatment, more people are living longer with HIV – but with increased life expectancy comes more complex care. In light of rapidly changing conditions in HIV care, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has developed the Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care, a comprehensive roadmap for physicians, nurse-practitioners, dentists, and other clinicians on how best to manage the long-term care of patients. The newly-released volume … [Read more...]

7 Foods I Strongly Recommend Avoiding

I Strongly Recommend Avoiding These 7 Foods Food Matters asked seven experts a simple question: “What foods do you avoid?”   Here are some of their eye-opening responses: Canned Tomatoes An endocrinologist won’t go near canned tomatoes -- the cans are lined with a resin containing BPA, and tomatoes are especially dangerous because their acid breaks the BPA down in dangerous amounts. Conventional Beef Conventional cattle are fed grain, corn and soy to make them fat, even though … [Read more...]

NORD Foundation – May 2011

May 2011 ~  eNews NORD to Co-sponsor 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit NORD will co-sponsor the 1st Annual Rare Diseases/Orphan Products Summit on Oct 11-13, under the auspices of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Collaborating organizations include EURORDIS (the European Rare Disease Organization), FDA, NIH, and Duke Clinical Research Institute. In addition to plenary sessions with senior government, industry, and patient speakers, there will be three tracks at the … [Read more...]

National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18, 2011

  Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health     Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed. We have scientific … [Read more...]

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011: Take Action!

  World Malaria Day     Stop a Silent Killer on World Malaria Day   April 25, 2011 Every year, malaria claims the lives of over a million people, many of them young children. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that this deadly disease is preventable.   Bestnet Reveals Plans for World Malaria Day   "April 25th is rapidly approaching!   Like many NGO’s, NMCPs and faith based organizations, Bestnet has been busy finalizing our plans for World Malaria Day 2011. This year, many Bestnet … [Read more...]

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action!

  National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:  What Can You Do?       Take Action!   Today is the sixth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to make more people aware of the increasing impact that this deadly epidemic is having on women and girls in the United States. This is the time when we ask individuals and organizations across the country to … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country. There are many complex social and environmental factors that … [Read more...]

Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day – December 1, 2010

Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day   The Facing AIDS initiative is a chance to make a difference in the response to HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1.     Manage your HHS Subscriptions: Update your preferences or unsubscribe Questions about this service? support@govdelivery.com Other inquiries? Contact HHS … [Read more...]

Arthritis – Women’s Health

   Arthritis     Arthritis is a disease that involves inflammation of one or more joints. ("Arthr" refers to joints, and "itis" to inflammation.) Joint inflammation is the body's reaction to various disease processes. These include mechanical injury to a joint (including fracture), the presence of an infection (usually caused by bacteria or viruses), an attack on the joints by the body itself (an autoimmune disease), or accumulated "wear and tear" on joints. With some injuries and … [Read more...]

Arthritis – Women's Health

Arthritis Arthritis is a disease that involves inflammation of one or more joints. ("Arthr" refers to joints, and "itis" to inflammation.) Joint inflammation is the body's reaction to various disease processes. These include mechanical injury to a joint (including fracture), the presence of an infection (usually caused by bacteria or viruses), an attack on the joints by the body itself (an autoimmune disease), or accumulated "wear and tear" on joints. With some injuries and … [Read more...]

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