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Greg Millett: New HIV Infections Are Down, But ‘Much More’ To Be Done

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AIDS In 2012: Senior policy advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy tells Joanne Silberner the president’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy has improved coordination among federal agencies and that the 2010 health law will improve access to care for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Unknowns In Sports Medicine; Shackling Pregnant Prisoners

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Every week, reporter Jessica Marcy selects interesting reading from around the Web. The New York Times: As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope And Hype Outpace Proven Treatments Medical experts say (that) multiple futile treatments is all too familiar and points to growing problems in sports medicine, a medical subspecialty that has been experiencing explosive growth. … […]

Nation’s Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Prisoners

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More Americans receive mental health treatment in prisons and jails than in hospitals or treatment centers, yet the criminal justice system was never built to handle people with mental illnesses. A judge in Miami-Dade County is trying to prevent those with mental illnesses who have committed minor crimes from ending up in jail.