Category Archives: Health

Spanish health care providers say yes to caring for immigrants

The Spanish government has cut funding to programs that provide health care to undocumented workers. Now see if you can figure out what the health care providers are saying in this ads.

A quiz! (Just how ignorant are the attacks on Planned Parenthood?)

Find out here.

What you need to know about “premium support” and Medicare…

…especially as it pertains to vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Read it and learn to counter the myths floating around out there.

And thanks, Leftover, for the link.

Gun violence is a social disease

So says public health experts, according to this USA Today story.

And here’s a bit more on gun violence in an NPR story that says there’s no simple answer.

And thanks, DickG., for the links.

Ladies? What does Obamacare mean for you, really?

I have a new monthly column at Connecticut Health I-Team. You can read it here.

The United States of the Uninsured

And thanks, DickG., for the link.

And with that, I bid you a fond see-you-later. Have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday.

Girls? Feel the tingle?

As of today, a host of preventive healthcare services for women should be offered without cost, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, those services include:

  • Well-woman visits.
  • Gestational diabetes screening that helps protect pregnant women from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases.
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling.
  • FDA-approved contraceptive methods, and contraceptive education and counseling.
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.
  • HPV DNA testing, for women 30 or older.
  • Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually-active women.
  • HIV screening and counseling for sexually-active women.

Look around you. Do you see American society crumbling? No. You do not. To find out when you will begin receiving coverage for the women’s preventive services without cost sharing, go here.

And thanks, Leftover for that link.