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The Health section will focus on medical policy, practice, and well being information for both patients and providers as well as healthy living and preventative care.

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    HIV Basics and Diagnosis: Knowledge and Awareness for All

    Having the basic knowledge of HIV has become crucial for everyone. Awareness often helps you take precaution. HIV or otherwise known as human immunodeficiency virus is responsible for causing HIV infection, a condition in which a person’s immune system gets weakened as the virus attacks and destroys the important cells in the body which fight […]

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    Supporting Loved Ones Looking to Lose Weight for the New Year

    It’s that time of year again, when many people are contemplating losing weight to kick of their New Year. If you have a loved one who is desperately trying to lose weight, you should know that it would be a lot easier for them if they have your support. Many individuals fail at losing weight […]

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    Self-Compassion And Self-Care: Being As Kind To Yourself As You Are To Other People

    Modern life is stressful – so stressful! Between work, study, maintaining relationships, family obligations, childcare, paying bills, cooking meals, organising a household, taking care of pets, exercise, volunteering, socialising…it’s not surprising how little time we can spend thinking of nice things to do for ourselves! Self-care can mean a huge range of things to different […]

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    Self-Connection Through Yoga

    I have never thought of myself as flexible ~ at least not physically flexible. I don’t think I have ever been able to touch my toes without bending my knees. So, when I first began to learn yoga, it was mostly for the benefits that I knew my body would love in terms of stretching […]

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    Battling for Balance

    When I left the Marine Corps, I had a hard time carving a new identity for myself. I was terribly invested in what others thought of me. My public story was of crisp uniforms, physical fitness metrics, and successes. I always looked good on paper. My private story involved destructive choices, broken doors and holes […]

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    Comparing Public Healthcare in the US and Europe

    Since the United States is a very rich nation, many would like to believe Americans are healthier and better off with their public healthcare system compared to their European counterparts. On the contrary, when it comes to public or universal healthcare access, the US lags behind even medium-developed European countries; what more the truly advanced […]

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    DHHS Launches 2017 Open Enrollment for Affordable Coverage at HealthCare.gov

    Yesterday, HHS announced that the Health Insurance Marketplaces are open for business, and Americans can again shop for high-quality, affordable coverage on an open, transparent market. This year, most Marketplace consumers will again have plan options for less than $75 per month, thanks to financial assistance. “This Open Enrollment, we’re encouraging every American who might […]

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    Trauma-Informed Care for Veterans

    By Kate Hendricks Thompson and Sarah Plummer Taylor An increase in trauma-informed care leads to more efficient and effective response at every level of patient care, and thus, a reduction of wait times at VA Hospitals. Rebecca served nine years as a Marine Officer, and had relied upon the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) for her health […]

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    Resource for SNAP Users

    According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average food stamp allotment is approximately $40 per person, per week. Many social workers work with clients who food security is based on this tight food budget. When faced with such a limited budget, it is very difficult to feed your family a variety of healthy foods. […]

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    Elder Abuse in the Twenty-First Century

    In this “silver tsunami” era, elder populations are outnumbering the younger workforce. This creates significant inequity and more than enough opportunity for people to take advantage. Whether financially, neglectfully, emotionally, physically or sexually, seniors in the United States are at a high risk for exploitation. Seniors can be abused by underpaid and overworked employees. Nursing […]

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