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Six Top Experts Resigned

From Donald Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

 

June 21, 2017

Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at the pioneering LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, resigned late last week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), along with five other council members, in protest of Donald Trump’s polices  ― or lack of polices ― to combat the HIV epidemic.

One of the most ominous signs of Price’s and the Trump administration’s lack of concern about HIV is that the website for the Office of AIDS Policy was taken down shortly after Trump took office and has not been replaced ― another reason cited by the six members of PACHA who resigned.

The GOP’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare, this is estimated to cause 23 million people to lose health care within ten years.

This would harm hundreds of thousands of people with HIV across the country as well as many more HIV-negative gay and bisexual men and transgender women at risk who need insurance for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the drug therapy to prevent HIV infection. And any advances to stem the epidemic could be dramatically halted or reversed.

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Lower-cost Alternative To EpiPen

 

June 21, 2017

U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical company greed.

 

Symjepi is a syringe prefilled with the hormone epinephrine, which helps stop life-threatening allergic reactions from insect stings and bites, foods such as nuts and eggs, or certain medications.

San Diego-based Adamis says its product is easier to use than Mylan’s EpiPen, a spring-loaded syringe filled with a set dose that comes with a training device.

 

Symjepi also is smaller than EpiPen, so it’s easier to fit in a pocket or purse. Currently, EpiPens cost about $630 to $700 without insurance, while the new generic version retails for about $225 to $425. in the armpits.

Tips To Reduce Ticks Near Your Home

 

June 05, 2017

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, it’s important to be on the lookout for ticks in the yard, on our pets and near wooded, brushy areas. A deer tick needs to attach itself for about 48 hours to transmit Lyme disease, so it`s important to do 'tick checks' any time you've been out in a wooded or grassy area. If you find a tick, use a tweezers to grab the tick by the head and make sure you get the whole body when you pull it off. You can actually bring the tick in to the doctor with you to have it tested for Lyme disease. If it`s found to be positive, you`d be started on a course of antibiotics.

If you`re in wooded areas, wear hiking boots, long pants and long sleeve shirts. It`s also easier to spot ticks crawling on you in light-colored clothing. You can also use a tick repellent that contains at least 20 percent DEET to repel ticks.

Look in areas where ticks hide - hair, behind the ears, between the legs, behind the knees, and in the armpits.

UnitedHealth Allegedly

Overbilled U.S by By $1 Billion

 

May 19, 2017

The Justice Department on Tuesday, May 16, accused giant insurer UnitedHealth Group of overcharging the federal government by more than $1 billion through its Medicare Advantage plans.

In a 79-page lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, the Justice Department alleged that the insurer made patients appear sicker than they were in order to collect higher Medicare payments than it deserved. The government said it had “conservatively estimated” that the company “knowingly and improperly avoided repaying Medicare” for more than a billion dollars over the course of the decade-long scheme.

The case joined on Tuesday was first filed in 2011 by Benjamin Poehling, a former finance director for the UnitedHealth division that oversees Medicare Advantage Plans. Under the False Claims Act, private parties can sue on behalf of the federal government and receive a share of any money recovered.

UnitedHealth is the nation’s biggest Medicare Advantage operator covering about 3.6 million patients in 2016, when Medicare paid the company $56 billion, according to the complaint.

Are Unpleasant Surprises Hiding

in Your Mouth?

 

May 15, 2017

Young men and women are excited when they come to see Dr. Inna Gellerman to start their journey to a Spectacular Smile! They are proud that they are finally going to be able to make their dream of a perfect smile come true.

 Our free consultation for new patients includes an examination, including x-rays and digital imaging. That’s where we learn the real health and status of our patients’ teeth and jaws.

 Often we find that people who have had dental work in the past have had adult teeth removed.  Sometimes, we find teeth located are above the gum line – and the person doesn’t even know they are there!

 When adult teeth are removed and no follow-up orthodontic treatment is provided, there are consequences.

Other teeth may move where there is more room and that can hurt the person’s ability to speak or eat properly. Some teeth may rub against each other and wear down the enamel or covering on the teeth, leading to decay.

 Dental training and techniques vary from country to country, so what is common practice in one country may not be the same as what we do in the United States.

 When you come to a caring orthodontist like Dr. Gellerman, you learn about any underlying problems and how to fix them so that you too can have a Spectacular Smile.  Call today at 631-427-8444 for a free consultation today!

Steps To A Healthy Mind

 

April 07, 2017

  • Create the Intention

Changing negative habits and creating new positive habits is a fairly simple process but not an easy process and takes a commitment. It is important that you make the decision and be clear about your intention in order to create change.

  • Be Conscious of Your Thoughts

Make it a priority to take notice of what thoughts pass through your head as you go about your day. Take note of what thoughts come up as you are dealing with different people and situations. Be careful not to judge your thoughts, for now simply be aware of them.

  •  Make the Switch

Over time with practice you will notice that when a negative thought pops up you will habitually switch it immediately to a positive. Then before you know it the negativity will be gone and it will be replaced with a positive and self-affirming way of being.

  • Positive Brain

By meditating or using brainwave audios such as binaural beats you are able to bypass the conscious mind and work directly with the subconscious mind. In this way you can make huge progress by tuning the brain to a specific frequency that helps with stress, anxiety and overall well being.

  • Take Time to Enjoy

Practicing positive thinking does not mean that you will never again have a negative thought. However it does mean that you will have the conscious awareness to change the negative to a positive and allow that positive energy to shape your life as opposed to being influenced by the negative. Get out there and enjoy life.

New Study: Most Kids Who Died Of Flu

Weren’t Vaccinated

 

April 05, 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Monday, April 3, at least three-quarters of kids who died from influenza between 2010 and 2014 had not been vaccinated in the months before they got sick. "This study highlights the importance of annual influenza vaccination for children, especially those with underlying high-risk medical conditions," the report, authored by the CDC's Dr. Alicia Fry and colleagues, said. "Because of the higher risk of severe complications and influenza-associated death among children with underlying conditions, vaccination is especially important for these children."

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