Topics :: health care

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

Pathways to Wellness Holds Free Acupuncture Workshop

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On April 10, Pathways to Wellness invites women to a free workshop, "Acupuncture and Women’s Health," to explore how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate your menstrual cycle.

Gay Couples Find Uneven Access to Health Insurance

By Ann Sanner | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

Obama Hams it Up for Health Care on Funny or Die

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.

Site Helps Settle Health Care Confusion

By Carla K. Johnson | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
A website that offers Illinois consumers more information about insurance costs could help address widespread confusion about choosing a plan on the government sites that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Medical Marijuana Right for New York, Say ASOs

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
New York AIDS Service Organizations applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals to provide support for people living with HIV/AIDS, including access to medical marijuana.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.