A federal judge has ruled that the morning-after pill for emergency contraception must be made available over the counter to girls 16 and under. The ruling could end a more than decade-long battle over how easy or difficult it should be for teenage girls to obtain emergency contraception. The ruling would also make it easier for older women to obtain the drug because it wouldn’t have to be kept behind drugstore counters anymore.
Only one in ten Americans with prediabetes are aware they have elevated blood sugars that put them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the CDC reports.
When it comes to prostate cancer, there’s a lot of confusion about how to prevent it, find it early and the best way – or even whether – to treat it. Here two scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help men separate fact from fiction.
While it is true that the Affordable Care Act did make access to women’s preventive services easier — including coverage for birth control — there’s some fine print of the law you should know before you head to the pharmacy.
Will all types of contraceptives be covered? How about vasectomies? Tubal ligations? If a procedure requires hospitalization, will that be covered, too?
The 5-year Million Hearts Campaign hopes to help millions of Americans improve their heart health by preventing and treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use.