Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services

Planned Parenthood Sues Administration to Protect Access to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
Planned Parenthood filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services challenging the administration’s efforts to impose their abstinence-only-until-marriage agenda on the 1.2 million young people who are set to benefit from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. ...
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Court Halts Administration’s Cuts to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
A federal court in Spokane, Wash., ruled this week in favor of the health and well-being of American teens, parents, and families - stating that the Trump-Pence administration’s early termination of Planned Parenthood’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) grants is unlawful. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

Politics
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Comments Submitted to HHS Regarding Transgender Health Care

Health
Comments have been submitted to support improving the health and wellness of transgender Americans through a proposed federal rule. ...
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Community Health Centers Get $11 Million Makeover for HIV Services

Top News Health
In June, CDC awarded agreements to the four state health departments to support implementation of this project within communities most impacted by HIV. ...
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New Medicare Information for People in Same-Sex Marriages

Top News Health
The SSA is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods for eligible people in same-sex marriages. ...
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Medicare Advantage to Recognize LGBT Spouses

Top News Health National
Seniors with Medicare Advantage previously may have faced the choice of receiving coverage in a nursing home away from their same-sex spouse, or dis-enrolling from the Medicare Advantage plan which would have meant paying more out-of-pocket for care in the same nursing home as their same-sex spouse. ...
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Gene Combinations Help Predict Alcoholism Medication Success

Health
It works by blocking serotonin-3 receptors, and has shown potential as a treatment for defined subpopulations with alcohol dependence. ...
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HHS Reports New Efforts to Improve LGBT Health

Top News Health National
The Department is working quickly to implement changes reflective of the June Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Section 3 of DOMA. ...
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20 Percent of HIV Infected Youth Unaware of Status Until First Sexual Experience

20 Percent of HIV Infected Youth Unaware of Status Until First Sexual Experience
Roughly 20 percent of youth who have had HIV since birth did not know their HIV status when they first became sexually active, according to a study by ...
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