Category: Policy

Legislative, Public Policy

How Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients' Sensitive InformatioHow Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients’ Sensitive Information?

The proper ways for handling a patient’s health records are set forth by the government at national and local levels. All healthcare organizations must have systems in place to comply with these legal requirements, referred to as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). The penalties associated with not following the laws and […]

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Advocacy, Aging, Cardio, Events, Family, Health, Health, Masculinity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Other Cancers, Prostate, Sex, testosterone, Well-being

June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June will honor the 23rd annual Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 12-18), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June […]

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Prostate, Public Policy

“C” Means See Your Doctor

As a doctor, there are certain things I’ve never said, and will never say, to patients. In the operating room, “Oops” is certainly verboten. “There is no hope,” is another. “Trust me, I’m a doctor” is a third. In some way, each of these violates the sanctity of the profession. Help Me Help You Patients […]

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Editorials, Legislative

office of indian healthLet’s Not Forget the Office of Indian Men’s Health

By Eric Bothwell, DDS, MPH, PhD and Tamara James, PhD As the Obama administration winds down its eight years of oversight and support of the health care needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) from federally recognized tribes, a brief reflection on what has been accomplished and what might still be accomplished is worthwhile. […]

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Editorials, Education, Family Issues, Fatherhood

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

We all want nothing more than to be understood. But for some kids, that isn’t as easy as it seems. Learning and attention issues are much more common in children than most people realize. In fact, in the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles with brain-based learning and attention issues that affect reading, writing, math, […]

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