Monthly Archives: June 2012

PTSD: Universal Awareness

I had the pleasure to meet with Dr. Velandy Manohar of the Community Health Center, Inc. to speak about the important and sometimes sensitive topic of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  On Wednesday, June 27, I was informed that it … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Supreme Court Ruling

Since the Supreme Court Ruling about the Affordable Care Act, CHC leadership has been busy helping people understand the implications.  Here is the press release issued by CHC. You can also listen to a special Conversations on Health Care segment where … Continue reading

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National HIV Testing Day – Success in Middletown

The following is a guest post from Kasey Harding-Wheeler, Director of HIV Services at CHC about National HIV Testing Day: If you walked down the streets of Middletown yesterday a few things probably caught your eye. The red balloons and sandwich … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Healthcare Act

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that upholds the Affordable Healthcare law, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds will have a far-reaching impact on healthcare providers, especially for those who work with underserved … Continue reading

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Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Brawley speaks about his new book, “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks and Talks About … Continue reading

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Take the test, take control

In 1995, the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) founded National HIV testing day on June 27th.  Seventeen years later, this group continues to front this observance. The main goal of this day of awareness is to encourage people … Continue reading

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The Journey in the Pursuit of Wellness

The following is a wonderful guest blog post by AmeriCorps member Brianna Martinez, about her journey in the pursuit of wellness. Salutations! For those of you that do not know me, my name is Brianna and I am the AmeriCorps HealthCorps member … Continue reading

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CHC Community HealthCorps: A Ripple of Hope

So, I see on my calendar that there is the CHC AmeriCorps Graduation today at noon.  I’m sure that there will be plenty of speeches thanking all of you for the great work you’ve done this year, so I figured, … Continue reading

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Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Co-Founder of One Mind for Research

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Co-Founder of One Mind for Research. The Congressman discusses One Mind’s goal to cure all diseases of the brain within 10 years by creating a broad-based, global coalition of … Continue reading

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Planting seeds for healthier tomorrows

If you have been able to visit the beautiful rooftop of the new Middletown building, then you might have noticed seven empty garden plots waiting to be filled! These garden plots were specifically inserted into the blueprint of the rooftop … Continue reading

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