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Missouri men urged to get STD tests
Date: 2009-06-23 22:29:06
The Springfield-Greene county health department is encouraging men to get tested for STDs, as part of their National Men's Health Week program.... Full Story

Preventive care a major component of health reform
Date: 2009-06-17 20:47:52
In the ongoing debate over heathcare reform in the U.S., many options for structuring insurance coverage, payment plans and control over medical decision making are being considered. One element is virtually a constant in all the proposals - however, a call for a greater focus on preventive medicine to avoid disease or catch and treat it at an earlier time.... Full Story

New drug combination may treat Hepatitis C
Date: 2009-06-16 22:25:33
Saint Louis University researchers found that a new combination therapy helps treat some people with hepatitis C who have not responded to other therapy. The findings are published in the June issue of Hepatology.... Full Story

Illinois bill would allow for STD treatment of partners
Date: 2009-06-09 14:24:44
The Illinois legislature passed a bill allowing for doctors to give antibiotics to the partner of someone with a sexually transmitted disease, even if they didn't seek medical treatment. It awaits the signature of Governer Pat Quinn.... Full Story

Proposal says students should be encouraged to get STD testing
Date: 2009-06-08 21:10:39
The updated state health curriculum approved Friday by the Utah Board of Education recommends that schools in the state should teach students about the importance of getting an STD test, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.... Full Story

MTVs 'Get Yourself Tested' campaign increases STD testing
Date: 2009-06-04 22:42:08
Throughout National STD Awareness Month in April, MTV spearheaded a campaign to increase STD awareness and encourage teens and young adults to get an STD test. Initial reports from participants in the campaign, called Get Yourself Tested or GYT, indicate that it was successful in educating young Americans under 25 and motivating an increase in STD testing.... Full Story

Social stigma a barrier to sex-related healthcare in rural Iowa
Date: 2009-06-02 21:43:28
With most health services in rural Iowa provided by general family practitioners rather than by specialists, and with only a small number of family practices in existence, privacy issues and social pressures may deny rural Iowans access to reproductive healthcare such as STD testing and treatment, according to an article in the Iowa Independent.... Full Story

Too many patients for the Montgomery STD clinic
Date: 2009-06-01 21:40:45
The Montgomery County free clinic for treating sexually transmitted disease has to turn away approximately 300 people who call for an appointment each month, according to county records. The Washington Examiner notes that the clinic's nurse administrator, Barbara Davis, said that the number may include people who call the clinic multiple times.... Full Story

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