Tag Archives: public health

Surgery Near End of Life

Never Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News At 87, Maxine Stanich cared more about improving the quality of her life than prolonging it. She suffered from a long list … Continue reading

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AHCA and the disenfranchised

The American Health Care Act would harm LGBT people, people living with HIV, and Black and Latino Americans, according to Fenway Institute analysis: The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief titled What the American Health Care Act … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 78 million individuals have been infected and 35 million have lost their lives. Currently over 35 million people are living with HIV and 2 million were newly infected last year. Despite the advances … Continue reading

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The cautionary tale of Flint

A few weeks ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a piece by David Bellinger about the lead contamination of water in Flint.  Bellinger calls it a abject public health failure.  It’s a good article about the health problems … Continue reading

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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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Mammograms for Medicaid

For low-income women, living in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act means you’re more likely to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening. According to new research, low-income women living in states that expanded Medicaid by … Continue reading

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Advances against HIV/AIDS

With all the buzz that PrEP has been receiving lately and the recent recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some data out of the CDC regarding the fight against HIV and AIDS received surprisingly little press. On December … Continue reading

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