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2013-12-12 23:02:32

The Fenway Institute's National LGBT Health Education Center and the Center for American Progress have published an educational brief to help health centers and care providers support LGBT patients and insurance customers under the ACA. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Seeking to reduce health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, and the...

2013-12-12 20:25:03

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report issued today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Pfizer Inc., adolescents are often overlooked in the US healthcare system, which may lead to short- and long-term health consequences and contribute to the economic burden on the healthcare system. The report, titled The Case for Improving Adolescent Health: Helping prepare adolescents for a healthy future, suggests that an annual preventive care...

2013-12-12 12:27:50

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) mourns the tragic loss of Loretta "Deliana" Fuddy, ACSW, MPH, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH). Fuddy was killed yesterday in a small plane crash while traveling from the island of Molokai in Hawaii. This news came just as the United Health Foundation announced that Hawaii was number one in the 2013 America's Health Rankings--a reflection...

2013-12-11 12:26:26

Legacy® Announces 2013 Community Activist Award Recipient, Bob Gordon WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people smoke cigarettes at rates nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. Legacy® has long worked to raise awareness of the high prevalence of tobacco use within these communities, highlighting solutions to solve this public health issue. Today, Legacy is proud to present the 2013 Legacy Community...

2013-12-10 23:31:51

Per Wickstrom, the CEO of A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, recently joined a panel of experts who spoke about treatment and recovery at the Monroe County Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Per Wickstrom, the CEO of A Forever Recovery, a leading...

2013-12-10 23:31:43

The Saint Jude Retreats, an alternative to 12 step alcohol and drug treatment programs, releases BlogTalkRadio show with guest, Monica Richardson. New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Saint Jude Retreats Program is excited to announce that as of today Tuesday, December 10, 2013 the Saint Jude Retreats Radio’s latest show is live and discusses the topic of 13 stepping in 12 step programs and Monica Richardson’s new film, "The 13th Step," which is a documentary that explores...

2013-12-10 23:03:28

A recent Healthday article is concerned with many people suffering from substance abuse and mental disorders the best solution is that they receive professional treatment. Drug abusers should seek the best treatment they can find such as checking into a premiere detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 According to a Healthday article reported on 8/28 Mental and Substance Disorders Major Cause of Nonfatal Illnesses, that globally, more people are suffering...

2013-12-10 23:03:04

Special issue offered with free access on JPHMP Web site Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) today marked its 20th anniversary with the advanced online release of a special issue highlighting public health department accreditation. Titled “Transforming Public Health Practice Through Accreditation,” the anniversary issue is coordinated by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) with support from the Centers for...

2013-12-05 16:25:34

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other organizations (undersigned): Dear Ambassador Froman: We seek your explicit commitment that the U.S. will not propose or agree to any provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that would undermine the domestic sovereign rights of participating countries to adopt or maintain measures to reduce tobacco use and to...

2013-12-05 16:25:09

ROSWELL, Ga., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corp. will donate $50,000 in support of a UNICEF clean water, sanitation and hygiene project in response to consumer votes received during the recent Global Handwashing Day Challenge. UNICEF will use the grant from Kimberly-Clark to support the installation of deep-well water pumps for communities in need. Proper hygiene behaviors are essential to combating water-borne diseases, but good hygiene is impossible without clean...