Health Disparities Still Problematic

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that health care inequities are still a serious problem for many Americans, depending upon their race, gender, income, location and other social factors. The report is available for download … Continue reading

Health of Americans Ranks Worst Among High-Income Countries

Well, this sure is depressing. Amid all the news about more Americans gaining health insurance, the to-do over New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s war on super-sized sugary drinks, and efforts to provide healthier school lunches, there’s this: The U.S. ranks at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: infant mortality and low […]

New Alzheimer’s Report Paints Grim Picture

Alzheimer’s disease is number six on the list of leading causes of death in the U.S. – fifth if you’re over 65. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The organization released […]

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]