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100 HIV/AIDS organizations sign letter urging Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

March 22, 2017

One hundred HIV/AIDS organizations signed a letter to Congress today strongly urging members to oppose passing the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, because an estimated 24 million Americans would likely lose health insurance coverage, including thousands of patients with HIV, if it is enacted.

The letter, sponsored by the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership’s HIV Health Care Access Working Group, warns that the AHCA weakens the federal commitment to Medicaid, threatens access to health care for low-income Americans, and undermines “key elements” in the ACA. The letter further cautions that without reliable access to care, the bill would prevent many individuals with HIV from fully benefiting from effective treatment.

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Pest management no more effective than education for reducing pediatric mouse allergen-related asthma

March 22, 2017
Intensive year-long professional pest management combined with education on reducing exposure to mouse allergens did not significantly reduce asthma symptoms compared

AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

March 22, 2017
The American Medical Association today released a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, citing projections that it will cost…
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ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the…

ACP: New amendments to AHCA ‘even less acceptable’

March 22, 2017
ACP recently sent a letter to the Congressional leadership in strong opposition of the manager’s amendments to the American Health Care Act, arguing that several…
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The Incidence of Reoperation and Related Risk Factors Among Patients With Infantile Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2017, Volume 54 Issue 1
To determine the incidence and related risk factors of reoperation among patients with infantile exotropia who were…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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