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Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Ala. Hospital

Jul 28
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

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Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

More doctors need to test all patients for HIV

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.

Classes Aim to Promote Healthy Eating Through Ethnic Cuisine

By Jay Reeves | Jul 28
Aimed at blacks but open to anyone, the "Taste of African Heritage" classes are sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways, which promotes healthier eating through traditional foods.

kGoal, the newest 'buzz' on the market

The 'Buzz' Says The kGoal App Makes Kegel Exercises Fun and Rewarding

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Concerned about your pelvic floor muscles? The creators of kGoal, a revolutionary new Kegel training system, are on the final week of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its creation.

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Ask the Doc: Gov. Cuomo Endorses PrEP for HIV Prevention

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Jul 15
The latest news on HIV comes alive in this week's installment of our popular Ask the Doc column.