Testimonio Médico Clave Para Niños Que Piden Asilo

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El abogado de Nueva York Brett Stark, quien ha trabajado con docenas de niños de Centroamérica que cruzaron solos la frontera hacia Estados Unidos durante el año pasado, dice que lograr que las cortes les otorguen asilo es extremadamente difícil. Por eso muchas veces busca a un defensor especial: un doctor. Estas asociaciones médico-legales han […]

Proton Center Closure Doesn’t Slow New Construction

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A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the expensive treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still moving forward.

For Gay Men, Gaps In HIV Knowledge And Treatment Persist

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This KHN story can be republished for free. (details) Saturday is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, but the news about knowledge and treatment of HIV in the gay community is dispiriting. Just 30 percent of gay and bisexual men say they were tested for HIV within the last year as recommended; another 30 percent […]

Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows

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Most working people in the U.S. sign up for health insurance in a very straightforward way: a few forms, a few questions for human resources, a few choices of plans. Signing up for Affordable Care Act insurance was nothing like that. It involved questions about income, taxes, family size and immigration status. And in most […]

Report: Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment

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This KHN story can be republished for free. (details) Employment rates for people with a serious mental illness are dismally low and getting worse, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 17.8 percent of people receiving public mental health services were employed in 2012 – down from 23 percent in […]

Pelvic Exams No Longer Recommended For Well-Woman Visits

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The American College of Physicians announced a major change to their screening guidelines Monday evening: Healthy women should no longer receive pelvic exams during their annual well-woman visits. The recommendation does not apply to women who are pregnant or who have symptoms of pelvic disease. “It’s an intrusive test, it’s a test women don’t like, […]