Category Archives: medicine

Mammograms for Medicaid

For low-income women, living in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act means you’re more likely to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening. According to new research, low-income women living in states that expanded Medicaid by … Continue reading

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Advances against HIV/AIDS

With all the buzz that PrEP has been receiving lately and the recent recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some data out of the CDC regarding the fight against HIV and AIDS received surprisingly little press. On December … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

If Charlie Sheen’s recent announcement has done any good, it has at the very least once again turned the spotlight on HIV and AIDS. Each year, December 1st World AIDS Day, to remind the world of the incredible success in … Continue reading

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Shop around much?

Pregnant or thinking about having a baby? Wish there was a Consumer Reports type of website where you could find the best doctor for the best price? Well… if you live in California, you might be in luck.  Back in … Continue reading

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Why it’s time to stop thinking only “pink”

This year, “pinkwashing” has seemed to reach epic proportions, and I for one am breathing a sigh of relief as October draws to a close.  It’s not that I don’t care about breast cancer; on the contrary.  The color pink … Continue reading

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A nurse, a stethoscope, and The View

If there’s one thing I learned during medical school and residency, it was this – don’t piss off the nurses.  Why? Because hell hath no fury like a nurse scorned. Which has become abundantly clear this past week as nurses … Continue reading

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PrEP – the beginning of the end of the HIV era?

In case you missed it, a recently released study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases is making huge news in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Jonathan Volk’s group at Kaiser Permanente in California followed a group of outpatients who began taking … Continue reading

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