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21st Century Cures Passes the House

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Earlier today the House of Representatives passed H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 344-77, with only 70 Republicans voting against the bill.  The legislation would provide an additional $9.3 billion in mandatory funding over the next five years to fund the National Institutes of Health and establish a Cures Innovation Fund to support work toward breakthroughs in biomedical research. It also provides $550 million in added funding to the Food and Drug ...

“Affordable Healthcare Stands” says Supreme Court!

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

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 Klee on June 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 ...

One Visit in a Tanning Bed Increases Your Chance of Cancer by 57 Percent

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

Tanning beds can be easier to find on college campuses than fast food. Colleges and universities in the United States are making tanning accessible and convenient for students. Some colleges provide indoor tanning beds on campus or in housing complexes, which often accept campus cash cards as payment. Colleges and universities are using indoor tanning as a “perk” for college students.