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How Plan for America aims to end the HIV epidemic

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 13, 2020

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” is a federal initiative aimed at reducing new HIV infections in the United States by at least 90% by 2030. This is possible in part because of PrEP, preexposure prophylaxis, also known as preexposure prevention with medications. These medications can reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% and the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use by at least 74%.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News, Sexual Health

Provider news: the latest in health care headlines

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 11, 2020

Skim a cross-section of medical news from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and across the U.S.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News

4 questions your patients may have about coronavirus

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 06, 2020

Like EEE this summer, coronavirus is in the news. Your patients may be concerned about the information they're getting — and the information they're not getting. To help you answer patient questions, Medical Director Jim Hellinger, MD, and the AllWays Health Partners blog team present answers to 4 top questions about 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News

STI rates reaching record highs in the United States

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 04, 2020

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasing drastically over the past few years. Since 2014, the number of chlamydia cases has increased by 19%, gonorrhea cases by 63%, primary and secondary syphilis cases by 71%, and congenital syphilis cases by a whopping 185%. Certain groups are being more severely affected than others. The CDC explains why this is, and discusses how to decrease the rates of these STIs.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News, Research, Sexual Health

The damage of the opioid crisis and how it's being addressed

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on January 28, 2020

Massachusetts has been hit hard by the national opioid crisis with the ninth highest rate of opioid deaths in 2017, according to the CDC.  The opioid crisis has killed over 2,000 people in Massachusetts each year for the past three years on record, peaking in 2016. As a result, Massachusetts organizations like Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) are looking at innovative ways to help those struggling with addiction.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News, Research, Wellness