AHN News | November 2018
Your monthly news & updates from AHN!
10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But, for those of us who have worked tirelessly for the past ten months to establish and maintain healthy eating habits, it can also be the most stressful.

AHN's Registered Dietitian has put together a few simple tips and strategies for healthy eating along with a delicious recipe to help keep you on track!
AHN Receives Housing Assistance Grant from Bank of America
We have received a grant from Bank of America to fund housing options for individuals discharging from Saint Mary’s Medical Center. AHN operates a hospital readmission reduction program in partnership with Saint Mary’s that serves individuals experiencing housing insecurity. The funding from Bank of America will allow to us to assist these individuals with temporary housing while we work with community agencies to put in place more permanent solutions. 
Hear from a Women's Health Connection Client...
"The doctor's office I work for has been treating AHN patients under the Women's Health Connection program for a few years. Working with the AHN staff has been amazing. They truly care about each and every one of their patients. One day, I needed their assistance and they came to my rescue...Literally! AHN has a breast care program where woman can get mammograms free of charge. Unfortunately, I had an issue and the ladies sprung into action, changed into their Wonder Women costumes and saved the day! AHN scheduled my appointments, helped me with forms and treated me like I was apart of their family. You can't help but feel special when you get a phone call asking 'how you're feeling today?' I love the fact that these ladies are so dedicated to helping people. They are sincere, kind and empathetic to everyone's situation."
New MDP Providers
We have added many new providers to our Medical Discount Program. This expansion allows our clients broader access to the medical and dental providers of their choice.
AHN in the Community
We love spreading the word about AHN's services and getting involved in our community. Here are some events we participated in this past month...
National Healthcare News
FDA Expands HPV Vaccine for Larger Age Group
The FDA announced it is expanding the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to men and women from 27 to 45 years old. The vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer, was previously only approved for minors and people up to age 26. 
FDA Continues Crackdown on E-Cigarettes
In a continued effort to curtail the use of e-cigarettes, the FDA seized more than 1,000 documents from Juul Labs in San Francisco.
FDA Approves New Flu Treatment Just in Time for the Next Season
For the first time in about 20 years, the FDA has approved a new treatment for the flu. The FDA approved Xofluza, a single oral dose. The drug can be used for patients at least 12 years old who have not been symptomatic for more than 48 hours. 
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