Category Archives: Health

Man with Breast Cancer Denied Coverage – Because He’s a Man

Each year a small percentage of men are diagnosed with breast cancer – an estimated 2,100. One of these men, Raymond Johnson, a 26-year-old from South Carolina, is being denied coverage under The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment … Continue reading

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U.S. Ruling Says Insurers Must Fully Cover Birth Control and Preventative Services for Women

Health insurance companies in the US must cover women’s birth control and other preventive health care services under the new guidelines established by the Health and Human Services Department. The guidelines are a product of last year’s healthcare overhaul established … Continue reading

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Soda Makers Challenge Claims of Obesity

The soda industry has filed six document requests from public agencies from California to New York claiming that public awareness campaigns which portray sugary soft drinks as contributors to obesity are “baseless.” Beverage makers are suing New York City’s health … Continue reading

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

 July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Juvenile arthritis is any kind of arthritis-related condition affection children and young adults under the age 18. In the US, this affects about 294,000 children and teens. Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis: Pain and … Continue reading

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National Scleroderma Awareness Month

June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of connective tissue including skin, blood vessels, internal organs and muscles.  People suffering from the disease have a buildup of collagen in the skin and organs that can cause … Continue reading

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