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Legislators urge Sylvia Mathews Burwell to review the policy

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 15, 2014
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

Intervention Before Diagnosis Could Erase Autism Symptoms

HEALTH | Sep 15
Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the week's top medical news, including new developments in treating childhood autism and a rare respiratory illness spreading among children.

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

Get vaccinated for HPV

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

The LA Gay Center demands answers

LA Center Asks CDC Why MSM Are Getting Meningitis

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 12
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is pressing the CDC to find out why gay/bisexual men are at greater risk for meningitis.

Eating Fish Can Help Women Prevent Hearing Loss

HEALTH | Sep 11
According to researchers in Boston, women who eat fish at least twice per week have a 20 percent lower risk of hearing loss. Plus, the American Heart Association says that gaining just five pounds can raise blood pressure.

A signed note can get women into screenings better

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 11
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Former HHS Head Sebelius Accepts LGBT Medical Professionals Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
On Thursday, September 11, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with the GLMA Achievement Award during GLMA's 32nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Carmen Cruz

CDC Health Study Shows Doctors Discriminate Against Gays

HEALTH | By EDGE | Sep 8
The latest National Health Interview Survey shows that healthcare providers are still discriminating against LGBTs.

A health worker, left, uses a thermometer on a man outside the Youyi government buildings.

Ebola is Surging in Places it Had Been Beaten Back

HEALTH | By Boubacar Diallo and Sarah DiLorenzo | Sep 8
Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."