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Support the 21st Century Cures Act, But Say NO to the Brat Amendment

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Earlier this week, we asked our advocates to write to their Representatives to vote yes on H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. Today, the House will begin debating the 21st Century Cures Act including a vote on an amendment that threatens the power of this bill to fund research and save lives. The Brat Amendment, filed by Representative Dave Brat (R-VA), would undermine one of the fundamental promises of the 21st Century Cures Act: guaranteeing robust funding for NIH after years of flat and reduced spending. This amendment would undermine NIH’s enhanced ability through H.R. 6 to perform basic research that contributes to the development of biomedical advancements to the benefit of all people. Furthermore, the Brat Amendment would weaken bipartisan support for H.R. 6 and poses a threat to its ultimate passage in the House.

Zippy Summer Watermelon Salad

Posted by Monique Smaby on July 8th, 2015 | No Comments »
watermelon salad

Healthy Eating - Every summer cookout or picnic includes the all-star green on the outside red on the inside summer fruit- watermelon. It’s a crowd favorite sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Most people simply cut and eat large triangles of watermelon, but this year give summer’s favorite fruit a kick with this tangy and sweet salad.

“Affordable Healthcare Stands” says Supreme Court!

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Today the underinsured and those who obtained health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, won a great victory as the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Affordable Care Act subsidies for 6.4 million people who live in areas without state-backed exchanges.

Check Yourself Out

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Prevention - Yes, that is right. Men also need to know their body, and in some cases check themselves on a regular basis to look for changes. Therefore, in honor of Men’s Health Week, let’s talk about two cancers only men face that may not be the most comfortable to talk about: testicular and prostate cancers. Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men ...