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World AIDS Day

Today (December 1) is the annual observance of World AIDS Day. It's an opportunity to promote awareness and expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services.  Watch the video below from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services about the recently updated National HIV AIDS Strategy. Click the link to find HIV Testing & Care Services in your area.

HHS Proposes More Consumer-Friendly Rules for ACA Health Plans

Amy Goldstein - Washington Post

Federal health officials Friday proposed changes to the rules for health coverage sold through insurance exchanges, including a possible floor for how many doctors and other providers each plan must include.

The rules are intended to make it easier for consumers to compare their options in the marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act. They would define standard deductibles and co-payments, and allow insurers to sell plans with that specific benefit design.

What the New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for Real-Life Women

Martha Kempner - RH Reality Check

For my 35th birthday, my gynecologist gave me a prescription for a mammogram. It was a little early, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines at the time, but she believed a baseline mammogram was important so that radiologists would have something to compare it to in the future. When I hit 40, I got a new prescription from a new gynecologist, who told me that as someone with no other risk factors, from then on, I should get one each year.