Health
First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

President Obama has nominated Dr. Deborah Birx to become the next leader of PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which funds HIV/AIDS programs and prevention efforts around the world.
Over 2 Million Americans Enrolled For Insurance Through ACA

Over 2 Million Americans Enrolled For Insurance Through ACA

Over 2 million of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans offered through state marketplaces.  According to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), almost 2.2 million people selected marketplace plans from October 1, when enrollment started, through December 28. A surge in enrollment took place in December before the deadline...
Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Kept Alive Against Her Wishes

Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Kept Alive Against Her Wishes

A 2012 report by the Center for Women Policy Studies found that Texas is one of 12 US states that invalidate a woman's end-of-life wishes if she is pregnant.
Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

The Israeli government may start funding abortions for women aged 20 to 33 if recommendations recently made by a Health Ministry committee are enacted. Israeli women under the age of 17 and over the ago of 40 already receive subsidized abortion services for personal reasons. Women also get almost automatic approval for an abortion if...
Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Pharmacists often give teens misleading information about emergency contraception that may prevent them from obtaining it, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.  After pediatrician Dr. Tracy Wilkinson, the lead study author, heard strange information from her teenage patients about emergency contraception, she decided to investigate. She and several researchers called over...
Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

The deadline to enroll in new health insurance plans through the state Health Insurance Marketplaces is December 23 for coverage starting on January 1.
The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with a group of eight mothers yesterday to discuss how the Affordable Care Act benefits their families.
Lee Introduces House Bill To End Federal Funding of Abstinence Education

Lee Introduces House Bill To End Federal Funding of Abstinence Education

"We need to get serious about educating our young people about sex."
The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

My mom sat down, went on Healthcare.gov, discovered that she qualified for a tax credit to help her afford quality health insurance, and then found 86 health plans from which to choose. All in less than 10 minutes.