45 min ago
Letter: Water fluoridation would correct a dental health inequity
The most compelling argument for water fluoridation is about relieving pain and suffering through public health policy.
10 hrs ago
NHS Graduation Speaker Shares Life Lessons
Lisa Simpson shared four lessons from her medical career with students of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at commencement Saturday.
21 hrs ago
US News & World Report
U.S. Trade Agreements Threaten Public Health and Freedom
But modern trade pacts reach deep into our lives in ways that have nothing to do with trade.
22 hrs ago
Talk to people in Oregon about health care for long and eventually you will be asked something like this: "You've heard the air conditioner story, right?" In this case, it's John McConnell, a health economist at Oregon Health and Science University, doing the asking.
Fri May 17, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
Hilman headed to new health insurance cooperative
Longtime health care policy advocate Judi Hilman will leave her post as director of the Utah Health Policy Project in July to join a new nonprofit health insurance cooperative.
The Otago Daily Times
Carer payment law change attacked
A law change to allow family members to be paid for looking after disabled relatives will leave many carers with little extra in the pocket, the Green Party says.
Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference
Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
Lawmakers air privacy concerns about insurance-exchange navigators
The chairmen of two House Ways and Means subcommittees this week pressed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to address privacy concerns regarding workers who will help consumers buy health coverage through state insurance exchanges .
Thu May 16, 2013
Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men
Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week's Lancet .
The Health Care You Get Will Depend On Your Political Clout--Specialty Drug Edition
A previous blog post pointed out that one of the drawbacks of any government-run health-care system is that the care you get will depend in part on how much political power you have.
Wed May 15, 2013
Healthcare and the Poor: Why Money Works Better than Waiting
What I call health policy orthodoxy is committed to two propositions: The really important health issue for poor people is access to care, and to ensure access, waiting for care is always better than paying for care.
Tobacco debate 'hotting up' as Council details leaked to industry
The content of European Council working party meetings on the EU's tobacco policy review is being leaked to the industry, said an EU source who added that the debate is "hotting up". The tobacco industry receives notes and documents from ministerial meetings on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive and prepares lobbying materials targeting ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Opinion: The Next Challenge for Obamacare -- Finding and Enrolling the Uninsured
By Joel C. Cantor [Joel C. Cantor is the director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers University.
Social Epidemiology of Hypertension in Middle-Income Countries:...
From the Prevention Research Center, Centers for Health Policy, Primary Care, and Outcomes Research, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, Stanford, CA ; Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom ; School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Repositioning FMC Umuahia for effective service delivery
Accordingly, Federal Medical Centres , were established nationwide, for the purpose of providing tertiary level health care.
The Baltimore Sun
Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies
Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests.
Reform Update: Synergies seen with RWJF, Innovation Center initiatives
An eight-year initiative aimed at improving healthcare quality and lowering costs has entered its final phase, and its director says the project's lessons could serve as best practices for healthcare providers across the nation.
Tiny bit of formula promotes breast-feeding
The findings of a Bay Area study may seem counterintuitive to parents who hope to avoid feeding their infants formula.
Sun May 12, 2013
Healthcare spending on heart disease and hip fractures soared
U.S. healthcare spending from 1994-2009 for those on Medicare who suffered heart attacks, congestive heart failure and hip fractures soared, researchers say.
Sat May 11, 2013
How Could the GOP Have Improved Obamacare?
The past few months have been hard on Obamacare, and its supporters. Max Baucus, one of the primary authors of the plan, suggested that it was going to be a trainwreck unless the administration got its act together on implementation.