Tag Archives: CDC

November is American Diabetes Month

Here is an interesting slide that packs in a lot of data and clearly indicates the severity of the issue we face. We have a lot of work to do to identify the pre-diabetics in order to prevent them from developing the disease, as … Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month and a time remind ourselves of the need to focus on some of the health disparities that have become all to common in the United States. While I have previously discussed the growing prevalence … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS and Access to Treatment

HIV/AIDS is a devastating illness that in the United States and much of the developed world has become more like a chronic disease though the effective use of various medications. While we must do all we can to prevent the … Continue reading

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American Heart Month – A February Resolution

Did you know that February is American Heart Month and was first proclaimed by the President in 1963? So over these almost 50 years have the results in our fight against heart disease gotten better or worse? Well, we now have … Continue reading

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The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and Some Random Thoughts

With the signing by the President of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, another small step has been taken in our efforts to curb childhood obesity. From a story in California HealthLine: The law will generate funds to provide more than 20 … Continue reading

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Medicare Coverage of an Annual Wellness Visit – Update on Final Regulations

Last week HHS released their final rules on the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit for the establishment of a Personalized Prevention Plan. You can access the PDF here Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B … Continue reading

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