Focus on Mental Health in New HHS Budget

Secretary of Health and Human services Kathleen Sebelius announced the department’s 2014 budget today, with strong support for mental health and anti-gun violence services. Flanked by a dozen agency heads, including CDC, NIH, Indian Health, and Department of Aging,  Sebelius discussed the need to balance fiscal responsibility with ensuring the nation’s health and scientific leadership. […]

Eating Right to Fight Cancer

It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that keeps you healthy, say researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using the right combination of unrefined carbs and protein (100-200 calories) and snacking every few hours, keeps blood sugar levels steadier, and your body healthier.  “Eating a healthy meal or snack […]

10 by 50: Health Screenings Women Need by Mid-Life

Women often put the health and wellness of kids, spouse, or parents first. It’s easy to shrug off doctor’s appointments until “later.” But if you don’t take care of yourself now, you may be risking more serious conditions “later.” Here are 10 important screenings and tests you should undergo by age 50: Mammograms: There’s still […]

Breast Cancer: The Mammography Controversy

Breast cancer awareness month began today – and this year brings some good news for women throughout the United States. Just weeks ago I reported on newly-enacted women’s health benefits mandated under the Affordable Care Act – among them: mammograms and well woman visits must be covered by insurance without a copayment. This means millions […]