HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

Source: The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. The reasons for the drop aren’t clear....

Ocean Medical Center in Brick helps patients understand their medicine

Source: Asbury Park Press Those pages of medical warnings in tiny type that came with your medication and you tossed in the trash? You can leave it in the garbage. Pharmacies are starting to tap into new technology to better help their patients understand their medicine. Since...

Four Cuban Cancer Vaccines Victims of U.S. blockade

Source: Global In 2012, Cuba patented the first therapeutic vaccine in the world against advanced lung cancer, called CIMAVAX-EGF. In January 2013, the island announced the second cancer vaccine, known as Racotumomab. Clinical tests carried out in 86 nations...

Study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic food

Sources:; The More nutritional antioxidants and far fewer toxic pesticides: those are the results of a comprehensive meta-analysis on organic foods published in the British Journal of Nutrition…by Carlo Leifort, PhD, at England’s Newcastle...

Featured Video: Jon Bon Jovi for the Parker Family Health Center

NEEDED: Medical Volunteers · Office and Medical Supplies  — Click to Donate The Parker Family Health Center is a volunteer-based, free health care facility where Monmouth County residents without medical insurance or the ability to pay can be...

Feds Clarify Medicaid’s Obligations To Kids With Autism

Source: In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like applied behavior analysis for children with autism. Medicaid programs nationwide must off...