Evan O'Connor

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Name: Evan O'Connor
Date registered: August 13, 2014
URL: http://www.needymeds.org

Latest posts

  1. Transgender Awareness Week — November 14, 2018
  2. ACA Open Enrollment — November 1, 2018
  3. Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October 24, 2018
  4. Improving Health Education & Literacy — October 18, 2018
  5. Mental Illness Awareness Week — October 12, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Medication Costs on the Rise — 2 comments
  2. The Importance of Medication Adherence, and How to Ensure Compliance — 2 comments
  3. Introducing $4 Generic Discount Drug Programs — 2 comments
  4. National Men’s Health Week — 2 comments
  5. Introducing GAP: The Generic Assistance Program — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week falls between November 12-19 every year and is meant to help raise visibility of a vulnerable and underserved community.  ‘Transgender’ is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned at birth; ‘gender identity’ is one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both, …

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ACA Open Enrollment

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare) Health Insurance Marketplace begins its sixth Open Enrollment period today. American healthcare consumers can sign up on the federal insurance exchange at healthcare.gov or through their state marketplaces. Last year there was increased confusion surrounding Open Enrollment due to changes (and attempted changes) made to the ACA under …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For more than 30 years, October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to skin cancer. With more than 240,000 women diagnosed each year, awareness can save lives through early detection and lowering risk. The main risk factors of breast …

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Improving Health Education & Literacy

Since 1999, October is Health Literacy Month. This week is also National Health Education Week. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Being able to comprehend health information allows people to navigate …

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

For over 25 years, the first full week of October has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. One in five, or 20% of the population, live with some kind of mental health condition, with one in 25 living with a serious mental illness that substantially limits one’s life activities. Those living with mental illness fight stigma …

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