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Getting to Zero and the HIV Care Continuum

May 13th, 2015

By Robert Carroll, Ph.D.(c), RN, MN, ACRN

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.

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Keeping It Simple

May 9th, 2011

By Tricia Penalosa, Health Communications Manager

Navigating the Health care system and absorbing the vast amount of Health information out there can be daunting. I sometimes get confused doing things like reading my “Explanation of Benefits” from my Health insurance provider, helping my dad with his prescriptions, calculating calories, and reading Health articles online—and I work in the Health field!

African Americans and Mental Illness: It's not just the blues

African Americans and Mental Illness: "It's not just the blues"

May 3rd, 2011

By Heather Edmonds, Senior Exhibit Outreach Specialist

Mental illness in the African American community is often times misunderstood, ignored, or stigmatized. The rates of mental illness in the African American community are similar to those of the general population. However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, the African American community is underserved by the nation’s mental Health system.

National Women's Health Week

Time to Start Planning for National Women's Health Week

April 14th, 2011

By Ellen Robinson, Senior Communications Manager

According to the Commonwealth Fund, women are more likely than men to skip preventive care because of the high costs, and to be underinsured. Therefore, conducting community events targeting women and helping those with basic preventive care—such as the Annual Women’s Heart Health Fairs—are so crucial.

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Life or Death Health Knowledge

April 5th, 2011

By Dan Johnson

A friend of mine in White River Junction, Vermont, forwarded me an e-Health alert about the importance of recognizing the symptoms of stroke and acting quickly on that information. It was one of those unsolicited, forward-it-to-10-other-people emails that make sense if you’re passionate about the subject. For personal and professional reasons, I want to pass it on.