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Whooping Cough Cases Up! Have You Been Vaccinated?

With nearly 18,000 reported cases of whooping cough this year, it may be the worst year for whooping cough in almost half a century so we just wanted to remind everyone about whooping cough vaccines.

This is a good time to make sure your child is up-to-date on vaccination against whooping cough, or pertussis. . . . → Read More: Whooping Cough Cases Up! Have You Been Vaccinated?

No Surprise Files: Uninsured Women Less Likely To Have Cervical Cancer Spotted Early

We’re sure this is no surprise to most of you, but a study confirms it… uninsured women are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer:

Lack of health insurance is a major predictor of whether women will be diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, a new study suggests.

The analysis of data from nearly . . . → Read More: No Surprise Files: Uninsured Women Less Likely To Have Cervical Cancer Spotted Early

Affordable Care Act: UnitedHealth Moves Forward With Health Care Reform

Most of us are waiting on pins and needles for what the Supreme Court is going to say about the Affordable Care Act this month, but guess who is already moving forward without waiting on a decision?  Yup, it’s UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, which announced yesterday that no matter what the Supreme . . . → Read More: Affordable Care Act: UnitedHealth Moves Forward With Health Care Reform

Healthcare Reform Update: Should Health Insurance Cover Free Birth Control?

Last year, we floated the question of whether health insurance should cover free birth control, and this year the question of free birth control is coming back all over again. In response to an Obama Administration request for recommendations, The Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, has recommended that “the full . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform Update: Should Health Insurance Cover Free Birth Control?

Indiana: Free Vaccinations Still Available for Children With Health Insurance

Good news if you live in Indiana.  Free vaccinations will be available for all children, including children with health insurance, through the end of the year. Even though free vaccinations were originally planned to be restricted to uninsured and underinsured children starting in July, the Indiana State Department of Health has announced that it is . . . → Read More: Indiana: Free Vaccinations Still Available for Children With Health Insurance

Free Mammograms In Chicago For Uninsureds/Underinsureds, No Age or Income Restrictions!

Okay, guys, this one is special and it’s via the A Silver Lining Foundation in Chicago. The A Silver Lining Foundation is offering free mammograms in Chicago to eligible underinsured and uninsured women (and men). But here’s the kicker, if you are interested in the free mammogram program, you will need to call 312-345-1322 and . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms In Chicago For Uninsureds/Underinsureds, No Age or Income Restrictions!

Are Cheap Vitamins Just as Good as Expensive Ones? Maybe…

If any of you take vitamin supplements, you will probably find this story interesting. An independent lab has tested 38 leading multivitamins for effectiveness, and the results suggest that spending more for your vitamins might not be worth it:

Of the 38 vitamins tested, 13 failed because they included too much of one ingredient or . . . → Read More: Are Cheap Vitamins Just as Good as Expensive Ones? Maybe…

Elvis the Cat: ASPCA Offers Free Spay/Neuter Services in New York City

If you are a low-income pet parent on public assistance in New York City, you can still spay/neuter your pet! The ASPCA makes it easy by offering free and low-cost spay/neuter surgery via five Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics that travel to many New York City neighborhoods. The ASPCA mission is to put an end to the . . . → Read More: Elvis the Cat: ASPCA Offers Free Spay/Neuter Services in New York City

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Offers Free Mammograms in June!

Don’t forget! The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is still offering free mammogram screenings to eligible women through the end of June.  The free mammogram screenings are being offered through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance MammoVan which provides an alternative way to obtain a mammogram by using health clinics, stores, and other locations for on-site . . . → Read More: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Offers Free Mammograms in June!

Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women on June 9th… Make an Appointment Now!

One more reminder!  Project Renewal and Senator Jose M. Serrano are offering free mammogram screenings to all eligible women on June 9th in New York City.  Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center at 414 East 93rd Street on Thursday, June 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free mammograms are available to . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women on June 9th… Make an Appointment Now!