Category Archives: newspaper

How much do we spend on public health?

Despite the fact that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world, only 3 cents of each health care dollar goes to public health – even though it plays a far bigger role … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on forgoing treatment?

When the Affordable Care Act was still being debated in the halls of Washington DC, there was concerns raised by some over so called “death panels” and rationing of health care (see Sarah Palin circa 2009).  Concerns were raised by … Continue reading

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New year… new raise?

If you live in Washington DC or in one of another 20 states, you may notice a little bump in your paycheck. That’s because the minimum wage was set to increase in due to a slew of new laws passed … Continue reading

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Improving health care access will increase costs

Back in July, New York Times columnist Aaron Carroll wrote a great piece for the newspaper’s Upshot blog titled “Why Improving Access to Health Care Does Not Save Money.”  It’s a great piece, and one that even the most ardent … Continue reading

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Prepared to play doctor?

I’m not sure how I missed the article, but one of my favorite New York Times bloggers wrote a piece in April titled “Are Med School Grads Prepared to Practice Medicine?”  I applaud Dr Pauline Chen’s attempt to discuss the … Continue reading

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This is EPIC

For those of you who love low price fashion and have traveled to New York City in the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the budget-friendly Japanese retailer UniQlo.  For those of you who live in the Boston area … Continue reading

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Colorectal cancer mortality

While breast and prostate cancer screening have come under fire in recent years, one bright spot in the prevention world has been colorectal cancer.  The incidence of the disease, already on the decline since the 1980’s, fell a further 30% … Continue reading

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