HIV: A Mad Mutation or the Wrath of God?

'Human immunodeficiency virus' (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes 'acquired immunodeficiency syndrome' (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through three main … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act, One Million More Young Adults Have Coverage!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 One Million More Young Adults Have Coverage Thanks to the Affordable Care Act A report, released today, finds that as of March 31, 2011, approximately one million more young adults have health coverage, compared with one year ago. This significant drop in the number of uninsured young Americans is thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that allows them to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26. The CDC’s National Health … [Read more...]

Council on Women and Girls – Economy, Violence Awareness, and More‏

Friday, September 16, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Greetings Everyone – This has been an extremely busy week here at The White House and around the country. One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if … [Read more...]

Let’s Move celebrates New Executive Director, Dr. Judith Palfrey!

September 9, 2011 This Week Happy September, and welcome back to school! Over the past few weeks, students have been heading back to school, and everyone here at Let’s Move! is excited to work with communities across the country to make this the healthiest school year yet! September is also Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Today, nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese. By taking action to address childhood obesity we can help today’s children reach their full … [Read more...]

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