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Common Uterine Conditions (AHRQ)

Consumer brochure by AHRQ discusses fibroids as well as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID, heavy menstrual bleeding or pain. Identifies recovery time from myomectomy. Glossary of terms included. Archived document, check for updates

Sexual addiction defined (SASH)

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health is a nonprofit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarship, training, and resources for promoting sexual health and overcoming problematic sexual behaviors. Site defines sexual addiction. Topics include cybersex and pornography

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections  Editor's Pick

The American Social Health Association presents information on sensitive subjects: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Easy-to-read information on Herpes, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID); flash animation on how to use a condom. ASHA is a respected non-profit organization

Teen Birth Rate, 2010 (final)

National Center for Health Statistics data brief on births in 2010, showing births to teen mothers, and unmarried women. All age groups, states, and ethnic categories reported in CDC's National Vital Statistics (final) report, 72 pages, August 2012

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California - 2016-17 HMO, PPO, & Medical Group Ratings Report Card  Editor's Pick

Compare 10 largest California HMO health insurance plans: Aetna Health, Anthem Blue Cross HMO, Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente Northern and Southern CA regions, Sharp, United Healthcare and Western Health Advantage. Compare 5 PPOs: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare. Clear, simple star system used for overall rating. In addition, get more details about member satisfaction, complaint rates, asthma, cancer screening, child/adolescent health, diabetes, heart care, maternity care, mental health, back pain, immunization, and smoking cessation. More than 200 Medical Group ratings also provided by county for the larger groups of doctors. Prepared by the California state Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA), using 2015 data (reported in 2016)

Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 2015  Editor's Pick

Recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for 95 Screening tests, Preventive Medication, and Counseling activities. Sample Topics: Screening Mammography at age 50, Cancer (e.g. which is more cost effective - colonoscopy or fecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer?), recommended screening for bladder cancer or skin cancer, Heart Disease (including aspirin for prevention), smoking cessation, screening for depression in children, diabetes screening, folic acid supplements, glaucoma screening, osteoporosis, COPD and spirometry

Maryland HMO & Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016

Compare Aetna, CareFirst BlueChoice, CFMI & GHMSI; Cigna, Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, KPIC, MAMSI, MD-IPA, Optimum Choice and United Healthcare on member satisfaction (CAHPS), getting appointments, and HEDIS measures such as immunizations, children's health, cancer screening, flu shots, heart and diabetes care, ADHD & mental health behavioral care, and more. Check both Consumer Ratings & Clinical Ratings. 2016 Performance Report by Maryland Health Care Commission uses 2015 data

Massachusetts Primary Care Clinic Ratings and Patient Satisfaction  Editor's Pick

Compare adult and pediatric clinical quality and patient experience among primary care medical groups in Massachusetts. Must choose location first. Includes medical clinics that have 3 doctors or more. Patient satisfaction (willingness to recommend the clinic, ability to get a pediatric or primary care appointment and more) is measured statewide. Quality ratings on cancer screening, lower back pain, diabetes tests, medication management, depression, ADHD, strep throat, asthma care, well child visits, and more. Healthcare Compass MA site by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) shows 2014 scores

Men's Health Issues (MedlinePlus)

Includes topics: screenings for men and actions to prevent illness, sexual health, erectile dysfunction, testosterone tests, belly fat, prostate cancer, colon cancer in men, mental health, preventive health services

Minnesota - Health Care Quality Report 2010 (MDH)

Find quality ratings of physician clinics and hospitals for diabetes, heart and vascular care, cancer screening, pediatric care and immunizations, selected surgery, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, infections, childbirth, hip fracture, survival rates and more. State is organized into 4 regions; includes little towns and major metro areas. Data from 2008 to 2010; report by the MN Department of Health. Not yet updated for 2016

Prevention Priorities

Rankings of preventive services. Partnership for Prevention, a nonpartisan organization of business, nonprofit and government leaders working to make evidence based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings by State/City

Find a meeting and support group for those who want to recover from compulsive sexual behavior. Uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of SAA. Meetings often held at hospitals, churches or community centers. Worldwide list

Vermont - Compare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2014 (pdf)

Compare Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT, CIGNA, MVP, and The Vermont Health Plan BlueCare on consumer and patient experiences; how well the plans do cancer screening, flu shot and other immunizations, antibiotic use in kids, prenatal care, asthma & bronchitis care, mental health treatment, back pain evaluation, alcohol dependence and COPD care. State report by Dept. of Banking, Insurance uses 2014 CAHPS and 2013 HEDIS data; 4 pages

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