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ailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi received the CHIP Award

Bailey House CEO Receives Prestigious CHIP Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
On Wednesday, July 23, Bailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi received the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Award.

Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Classes Aim to Promote Healthy Eating Through Ethnic Cuisine

HEALTH | By Jay Reeves | Jul 28
Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the "Taste of African Heritage" classes are sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways, which promotes healthier eating through traditional foods.

kGoal, the newest 'buzz' on the market

The 'Buzz' Says The kGoal App Makes Kegel Exercises Fun and Rewarding

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Concerned about your pelvic floor muscles? The creators of kGoal, a revolutionary new Kegel training system, are on the final week of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its creation.

Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Ala. Hospital

HEALTH | Jul 28
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread By Air Travel

HEALTH | By Heather Murdock | Jul 27
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

Maryland Eliminates Trans Healthcare Exclusions

HEALTH | By John Riley | Jul 27
FreeState Legal announced Tuesday that the state of Maryland, in response to the threat of a lawsuit, has changed its employee health care policy to provide insurance coverage for medically necessary care for transgender state employees.

Healthy Eating Made Fun :: Four Blogs (and Chefs) You Should Know

HEALTH | By Mike Halterman | Jul 27
Into healthy eating? Want to be? There's a wealth (and a Horn 'o' Plenty) of delicious cooking tips out there. Here's a quick guide to get you started...

Lather Up: Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Your Age

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jul 25
Everyone knows that we need to protect our skin from the sun to prevent getting wrinkles and avoid getting skin cancer. But did you know that the type of sunscreen you should use is different depending on your age?

Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

HEALTH | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.