Prevention & Wellness: New Preventive Benefits for Women

New Preventive Benefits for Women   It's a new day for women under the Affordable Care Act. Services to keep you healthy including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, domestic violence screening and counseling, contraception, and more will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting in August 2012. Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Women deserve to have … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius: Studying and Promoting LGBT Health

  Studying and Promoting LGBT Health     Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an important new report about the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The 276-page report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, is the result of an 18-month study by a panel of experts commissioned by the IOM at the request of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH asked the panel to evaluate … [Read more...]

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