Sep 25

A breast tissue screening bill was recently passed by the California Legislature. The focus of the bill is a mandate that physicians must alert patients who have dense breast tissue that their mammograms may fail to reveal a hidden breast cancer. Physicians are fighting the breast tissue screening bill stating that such a measure would cause unnecessary anxiety and place a financial hardship on the medical system and the patients.

The origin of Senate Bill 179: Comprehensive Breast Tissue Screening 2011 (previously known as Senate Bill 173), was due to a late stage breast cancer diagnosis of Amy Colton, a registered nurse who faithfully had routine mammograms performed beginning at age 40.

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Sep 23

When you have a baby, you accept the fact that you’re going to lose some sleep. It’s just part of the deal. Newborn babies in particular can only sleep two to four hours between feedings. At times, frustrated parents may feel helpless when it comes to getting their little one to sleep. While there is no single sure fire way to guarantee that baby will pass out and stay out, there are some things you can do to help ease your baby into sleep and keep her there.

In most cases, the best thing parents can do for their baby’s sleep (and their own, by extension) is to establish familiar routines before bed time. What

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Sep 23

Contact: Robert Yule 202-448-8456 Statement of Charles Lyons, President & CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Washington, D.C. – “Today’s decision by the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee to drastically slash global health funding is deeply concerning and could threaten the continued success of lifesaving programs around the world.    Proposed cuts include more than $700 million to the administration’s Global Health Initiative, which will directly impact the bipartisan and highly successful HIV/AIDS program known as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR.   This is exactly Full article…

Sep 23

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dena S. Cox, a professor of marketing and faculty fellow at the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, has received a $99,600, two-year research grant from Merck to study factors influencing young women’s adoption of the human papillomavirus vaccine.

Cox’s research investigates how people make medical-treatment decisions, examining the effects of health communication on consumers’ adoption of preventive behaviors. In the study, she is exploring the most effective ways to present information to women ages 18 to 26 about the benefits and risks of the HPV vaccine.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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