Posts tagged "screening"

September 13 news: UN health goals, cervical cancer screening, Frieden’s new global health initiative, resurgent HIV epidemic

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Study: US non-citizens less likely to receive cancer screenings than US born, naturalized citizens

Citizenship, particularly for non-U.S. natives, largely determines a woman’s odds of having a mammogram and being screened for cervical and colorectal cancer, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.

World AIDS Day: Celebrating progress, recognizing challenges ahead

Today, on the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, people from all over the world come together in solidarity to show support for those who have been touched by AIDS and to recognize the shared commitment to reduce the burden of the disease for future generations.

Insurance plans may have to offer free birth control, HIV tests

The Institute of Medicine convened a group of specialists that recommends specific preventive services for women, such as free contraception, be included under the healthcare reform law. Among others, panel also recommends free coverage for gestational diabetes screening tests; domestic violence screening and counseling; and breastfeeding counseling and supplies.

IOM report to highlight preventive health services for women

The Institute of Medicine will release a report next week with recommendations of preventive services for women that should be offered at a reduced cost under the Affordable Care Act.

Man up: Get screened for cancer

More than a third of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided if people over 50 were screened as recommended.