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Rutgers Dean Seeks to Remove Health Disparities

by NJTV News / June 21, 2017

The gay men’s health crisis is sill with us. HIV/AIDS are now treatable, but not yet curable. One of the pre-eminent AIDS/HIV researchers into the disease and advocate for those it has infected is the incoming Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Perry Halkitis. He joins Correspondent Brenda Flanagan. Flanagan: Your identity is […]

Current News Trump: Republican Plan Too “Cold-Hearted”

Trump: Republican Plan Too “Cold-Hearted”

by Derrick / June 19, 2017

President Trump has described a health care plan draft that the Republicans have been working on as ‘cold-hearted’ and ‘mean’. The Republicans have been drafting the proposal in secret and not much is known about it at all. All that the proposal makers will reveal is that they are overhauling the existing system completely, which […]

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Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Medication

by by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press / June 21, 2017

CHICAGO — Only one in four teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication even with good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history. “Young people may be dying because they […]

Illinois Nursing School Gets $2 Million Grant Current News

Illinois Nursing School Gets $2 Million Grant

by Associated Press / June 21, 2017

NORMAL, Ill. — The Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing is getting a $2 million federal grant to help make the nursing workforce more diverse. The school says in a news release the nursing school is getting $500,000 a year for four years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money […]

Bluefield State Signs Deal to Fill Medical Jobs Current News

Bluefield State Signs Deal to Fill Medical Jobs

by Associated Press / June 12, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bluefield State College has signed an agreement with the state Department of Education to offer health sciences pathways to more quickly launch careers in medicine. The Health Science Education Pathway and the Associate of Nursing Pathway outline exact courses students need to fulfill requirements for in nursing and radiologic technician associate’s degrees […]

Veterans’ Hospital Focuses on Proactive Care Current News

Veterans’ Hospital Focuses on Proactive Care

by Associated Press / June 21, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A veterans’ hospital in Missouri has recently started programs to include proactive care for patients. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that instead of only treating patients who complain of illness or injury, the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital’s recently constructed Patient Education Center seeks to teach people how to improve their health in […]


A Doctor’s First Day

by Nathaniel P. Morris

I arrived at the hospital, white coat and stethoscope in hand. It was my first day as a doctor, and I was filled with a nervous mix of optimism and excitement. I walked up to the medicine team room, entered the code on the door and introduced myself to the other residents — some of […]

Too Much Secrecy

by Argus Leader Editorial Board

We are hurtling toward one of the most significant pieces of legislation in recent congressional history, with real-life consequences for every single American. Now if only we knew something about it. Such is the reality of the Obamacare repeal being crafted by a group of Republican senators – including South Dakota senior member John Thune […]