Talking Clinically: Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About Endometrial

Information is power when it comes to endometrial cancer, a cancer that forms in the lining of the uterus. Learning about the signs and symptoms can help you act as quickly as possible to catch endometrial cancer early when it is more treatable. So, we reached Shawana Moore, DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BCpracticing nurse and assistant professor …

Survey Says: Insurance Providers Can Put Barriers to Care

Like most parents, Jenna Gay would do just about anything to protect her children. Only she never expected that “anything” would involve fighting a war. health insurance company. Gay has two boys, they both have noon syndromeis a genetic disorder that can affect the way children’s bodies use growth hormone (GH). This means that even …

Why HIV Care Isn’t Reaching Those Who Need It Most

Hydeia Broad Dam He never knew life without HIV. Born HIV positive in 1984, Broadbent’s virus progressed to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); T cell (white blood cells that help protect your body) have dropped dangerously. Then, a HIV/AIDS diagnosis was often a death sentence, but Broadbent was determined to live his short life to the …

HIV Preventive Care Should Be Free in the US. So Why Some

Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill that has been shown to prevent HIV infection. Last summer, she started taking the medicine herself. pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP. The regimen requires lab tests every three months to make sure the potent …

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Health Care Provider About Meningitis B

Medically reviewed. Shelley Kim Meningitis B is a rare but serious illness caused by bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis. Anyone can get meningitis B, but rates of the disease peak during adolescence, with the highest rates among teens and young adults aged 16-23. Meningitis B can lead to infection of the protective layer of the brain and …

Talking Clinically: Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About Birth Control

Medically reviewed. Erica Montes In the past, the birth control dilemma seemed simple: Go to the doctor and take the “Pill.” But now there are so many options to choose from, including non-hormonal ones that are a bit more complicated. Which pill? And why? What side effects are there? What are the other options? These …