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Health News Roundup — Friday, August 12, 2011

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health news and reports from this past week.

The FoundryObamacare Limits Children’s Access to Care – “Last Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee released a grim report showing a reduction in the availability of child-only policies for parents looking to purchase health insurance for their children. They findings show that, “Of the 50 states, 17 reported that there are currently no carriers selling child-only health plans to new enrollees.” >> Read More

Health Resources and Services Administration: National Health Center Week: August 7-13 – For more than 45 years, community health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. During that time, community health centers have become the essential primary care medical home for millions of Americans, including some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations. >> Read More

West Hartford News: A Talk on Women’s Heart Health and a Heart-Healthy Yoga Workshop, Aug. 13 – WEST HARTFORD – “Faculty from Saint Joseph College’s School of Pharmacy will be speaking at West Hartford Yoga on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. about heart health and health disparities surrounding heart attacks in women along with some simple steps to help limit the impact of work-related stress. >> Read More

Clutch: Kelly Price Teams With Susan G. Komen To Fight Breast Cancer and Alert Black Women – “The Foundation already known as one of the biggest organizations leading in research and awareness has launched it’s Circle of Promise initiative to reach African-American women. Recent research from the Office of Minority Health has show that young Black women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer than their Caucasian counterparts.” >> Read More

HealthDay News: Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma – “FRIDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to household mold in infancy greatly increases a child’s risk of developing asthma, a new study says.” >> Read More

The Friends of AIDS Community Journal: Doubled Risk of Death Among Publicly Insured People With HIV in U.S. – “According to the report, HIV-positive individuals with CD4 counts above 200 were more likely to die of non-AIDS-related health problems—many of them modifiable with appropriate guidance and medical care—if they were covered by a public health insurance plan compared with a private health insurance plan.” >> Read More

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About Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez is a Program Director at the Society for New Communications Research and has worked 7+ years in the digital communications field. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: Imagine group, where she where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.

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