The Associated Press – NYC recommends AIDs drugs for anyone living with HIV
City health officials said Thursday they are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs as soon as they are diagnosed with the virus, an aggressive move that has been shown to prolong life and stem the spread of the disease.
The Associated Press – Obama to announce new steps to combat AIDS
President Barack Obama is renewing the U.S. commitment to ending AIDS Thursday, setting new goals for getting more people access to life-saving drugs and boosting spending on treatment in the U.S. by $50 million dollars.
The New York Times – More Parents Skip Childhood Vaccines
Health officials have struggled for years to reassure parents that childhood vaccinations are safe, but the number of parents who skip the shots continues to grow, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press.
The New York Times – Y.M.C.A. Adopting Health Policies for Youth
The Y.M.C.A., one of the nation’s largest child-care providers, intends to announce Wednesday that it is adopting new “healthy living standards,” including offering fruits, vegetables and water at snack time, increasing the amount of exercise and limiting video games and television for youngsters in its programs.
USA Today – Medicare anti-obesity triggers treatment debate
The decision that Medicare will pay for screening and counseling services to help obese patients lose weight has opened an old debate about who can best help people slim down.
Kaiser Health News – Hospitals Gear Hiring to Health Law and Industry Changes
After New Hampshire’s legislature severely cut their Medicaid funding last summer, hospitals throughout the state began shedding jobs. Exeter Health Resources, which runs a 100-bed hospital near the coast, lopped off 110, almost 5 percent of its workforce, many of them nurses and other care givers.