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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. when men and women are combined? It is a cause of considerable suffering among nearly 135,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. About 1 in 3 adults between 50 and 75 [...]

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Healthy Choices: Not just for the fortunate.

Have you ever been to a grocery store in an under-served neighborhood?  It wasn’t long ago that I ran over to a store close to my office to grab some food choices for a client training session.  I was in the market for some healthier choices that people could munch on while they were learning [...]

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National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day! Join others around the United States and get tested today!  According to AIDS.gov, 1 in 8 people living with HIV are unaware of their infection. About 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24 (1). HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus , a blood born virus.  [...]

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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

February is American Heart Month. It is important for all Americans to learn more about our own heart health, as heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States (source: cdc.gov). Many people are familiar with the “classic” signs of a heart attack: sudden, crushing chest pain that [...]

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Why is Health Literacy Important?

When you visit your doctor, do you always understand everything the doctor or staff tells you about your medications, your diet, or your health problems? If you don’t understand all the information given to you at a health center visit, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with health literacy. “Health literacy is a person’s ability [...]

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ACA Upheld Again

King v. Burwell History In King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court had to decide on the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  As stated in my first post, King argued that, as written, the ACA only provides support to states that set up their own exchange.  On the other hand, Burwell [...]

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A New Affordable Care Act Challenge

The United States Supreme Court will soon decide on the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  In the lawsuit (King versus Burwell) King argued that the ACA only supports those buyers from states that set up their own exchange, not to buyers from states, such as Indiana, who did not set up their [...]

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What is HIV?

Someone is infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes in the United States (1).  I don’t know about you, but those were some scary numbers when I heard them.  Are we as a society educated enough to help or support those around us that could be infected?  I believe the more education we can receive the better. [...]

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Make A Difference Today During Giving Tuesday!

Did you know today is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back! All over the world today, people are giving back and donating to their favorite charities and non-profit organizations. Last year, HealthNet served more 58,801 individuals throughout Indianapolis. Through our network of community-based health centers, Homeless Initiative Program, Healthy [...]

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Are you the “Best Father”?

I am sure most men would say they are good fathers and so many of you are. However, if asked “Are you the ‘Best Father,’ most would say “I am a good father but there are some things I don’t know… I am good, but not the best.” This is the perfect opportunity for you! [...]

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