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FDA Reaches Out to Minorities During Hepatitis Awareness Month

Cross-posted from FDA Voice, FDA's official blog

Did you know that millions of Americans (mostly baby boomers) are living with chronic Hepatitis and up to 2/3 may not even know they are infected? Annually, in May, the public health community commemorates “Hepatitis Awareness Month” to bring attention…

I’m the New CTO of HHS

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Cross-posted from HHS Idea Lab Blog

When I left the Pew Research Center to advise companies and organizations that share my vision for health care, I thought life couldn’t get better. First and foremost, it has been an honor to be the Entrepreneur in Residence at…

Meeting Report Now Available: Hepatitis C among African Americans

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African Americans are among the populations prioritized by the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) which outlines steps to educate communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment as well…

Five New Members Join PACHA

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At last week’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Atlanta, Georgia, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Karen DeSalvo swore-in 5 new members. The new members come from three states and the District of Columbia and…

CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees

Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

Editor’s Note: This press release was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 25, 2015. CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Proposal will modernize and improve quality of care…

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

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While May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month is coming to a close this week, there is an ongoing need to encourage both individuals and healthcare providers to follow the recommendations of both the CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task…

Now Available! Archived Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities Among People Who Inject Drugs

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Last month, as part of ongoing efforts to increase awareness of viral hepatitis among populations at risk, we were pleased to host a webinar Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities Among People Who Inject Drugs: Confronting the Growing Epidemic. Participants learned about…

Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

Research | May 27, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH Newsroom

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if…