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The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse
Can Gene Therapy be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

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Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Mike Stobbe |
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Feb 19
Did you know people living with HIV are at an increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease? Fortunately, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-supported research is getting to the heart of the problem.

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Feb 17
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce global and domestic spending for HIV care and prevention.

Surprise! Big Medical Bill Even With Coverage

Surprise! Big Medical Bill Even With Coverage

By Tom Murphy | Feb 15
This winter's nasty flu season may smack patients with a financial side effect: surprise medical bills.

Gov't Says Health Costs Growing Faster Than Economy

Gov't Says Health Costs Growing Faster Than Economy

Feb 15
U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy in the foreseeable future, squeezing public insurance programs and employers who provide coverage, the government said Wednesday.

Panel Moves to Strike Anti-Gay Phrase in Alabama Sex Ed Law

Panel Moves to Strike Anti-Gay Phrase in Alabama Sex Ed Law

Feb 14
Alabama lawmakers are moving to strike anti-gay language from the state's sex education law.

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Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

By Jill Gleeson | Feb 7
Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, EDGE takes a deeper look at what factors are impacting infection, treatment and prevention in the black community.


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Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

At the beginning of each new year, there is a lot of talk about getting healthy. The good news is that there is no one thing that determines how healthy someone is. Here are five ways to quickly evaluate your general health.