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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 - 2015-16 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 6 PPOs: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Health Net, 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 2014 data

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

Louisiana Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2010

Compare health plan quality and customer satisfaction for insurance plans Aetna, Connecticut General, Coventry, Group Health, HMO Louisiana Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, BC BS of LA, United Healthcare PPO, HMO POS. Quality scores for diabetes, maternity, postpartum, well child, cancer screening, blood pressure, asthma, chlamydia, medical care use HEDIS 2009 scores (2008 data). Try not to be surprised at how low some of the scores are. Not all plans report

Maryland HMO & Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2011

Compare Aetna, CareFirst BlueChoice, BluePreferred PPO, CIGNA, Connecticut General, Coventry, Kaiser Mid-Atlantic, MD-IPA, Optimum Choice OCI 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. 2011 Performance Report by Maryland Health Care Commission, released January 2012

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

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

New York and New Jersey 2010 HMO and Hospital Report Card (nyshaf.org)  Editor's Pick

Compare cost and quality ratings for HMOs such as Aetna, AmeriHealth, Anthem BCBS, Blue Choice, CDPHP, CIGNA, Community, Empire, GHI, Health Net, HIP, Independent, MVP, Oxford, & Preferred Care, side-by-side in NY and NJ, for diabetes, asthma, postpartum care, some cancer care, mental health, antibiotic use for children, low back pain care, Board-certified physicians, monthly health insurance premiums, overall patient satisfaction experience & more. Hospital quality comparisons on heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infections also provided for NY hospitals. Inpatient volumes, average length of stay and average price (charges) provided for appendectomy, asthma, maternity (incl. newborn & c-section delivery), chest pain, depressive neuroses, diabetes, gall bladder surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, hysterectomy, stroke, cardiac procedures, pneumonia, and COPD. Some survival ratings. Impressive list of measures, too numerous to mention. Health Care Report Card prepared by the NYS Health Accountability Foundation - a partnership of the NY Business Group on Health and IPRO (the QIO). Dates of data vary; HMO premiums are supposed to be current to the month

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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