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

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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…

2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has released the 2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, which provides data on hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States….

Live streaming: New Tools – New Opportunities – New Questions

New Media | May 26, 2015 Read the full post
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Are you looking to connect your audiences with visual content in real-time? You may want to consider “live streaming,” or broadcasting live video. While live streaming has been around for a while, it is becoming easier for anyone with a…

National Hepatitis Testing Day: Ask the Expert, Corinna Dan

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA-supported Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Blog

National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States is part of an educational initiative of CDC’s Division of  Viral Hepatitis and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the…

Coverage to Care: No Longer Fighting Depression Alone

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

May 12, 2015: Andrea Jahen, 24, Austin, Texas I spent the last 10 years fighting depression, virtually on my own. As a part-time waitress and college student, I couldn’t afford health insurance to get the care I needed. Some days, I…