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 …

The Next Attack on the Affordable Care Act Could Cost You

By Paul Shafer, Boston University and Alex Hoagland, Boston University Many Americans sighed with relief when the Supreme Court repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after its repeal. third major legal challenge in June 2021. left this decision widely supported policies on-site, such as providing coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, range addicts up to age …

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

medically reviewed. Dr. Nieca Goldberg Heart disease leading cause of death among women in the United States 1 in 3 deaths. Yet less than half of women realize that it is the number one killer of heart disease. Heart disease – including coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction (also known as heart attack) and heart failure …