HIV disease is now regarded more as a chronic—albeit still life-threatening—illness, rather than as the death sentence it once was. With the advent of antiretroviral medications in 1996, and the continuing expansion and improvement of HIV treatment and medication options, the numbers of those living with HIV continue to rise, while those deaths associated with AIDS continue to fall, for many groups.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three of the leading men’s Health issues are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Each of these can be prevented, controlled, and even alleviated with exercise.
The increasing prevalence and usage of social media for professional and personal reasons has created an ethical minefield for health care providers because the medico-legal implications have not been fully explored. Recent social media missteps by physicians have led to intense online debate in the blogosphere.
By Derek Hidey, Interactive Communications Associate II
At first glance, social media might seem at odds with traditional email. After all, email communication seems primitive and archaic in comparison, first appearing in the early 1960s and predating what we know as the Internet by roughly 30 years. Despite its age, however, email still provides the backbone for most of the services and tools that can be found on the Internet today.