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By Tyler Winkelman RWJF Clinical Scholar
Ronald Bayer, Sandro Galea
That clinical medicine has contributed enormously to our ability to treat and cure sick people is beyond contention. But whether and to what extent medical care has transformed morbidity and mortality patterns at a population level and what contribution, if any, it has made to the well-being and..
August 6, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
Steven E Weinberger, David B Hoyt, Hal C Lawrence, Saul Levin, Douglas E Henley, Errol R Alden, Dean Wilkerson, Georges C Benjamin, William C Hubbard
Deaths and injuries related to firearms constitute a major public health problem in the United States. In response to firearm violence and other firearm-related injuries and deaths, an interdisciplinary, interprofessional group of leaders of 8 national health professional organizations and the American Bar Association, representing the official policy positions of their organizations, advocate a series of measures aimed at reducing the health and public health consequences of firearms. The specific recommendations include universal background checks of gun purchasers, elimination of physician "gag laws," restricting the manufacture and sale of military-style assault weapons and large-capacity magazines for civilian use, and research to support strategies for reducing firearm-related injuries and deaths...
April 7, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Sara Rosenbaum
With more than 66 million beneficiaries, Medicaid is the United States' largest insurer, and its impact on health insurance coverage, access to care, and the health of the poor has been substantial. But historically, Medicaid has faced a major challenge — a relatively low rate of physician..
December 18, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Roy Grant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2014: American Journal of Public Health
Elizabeth Mason, Lori McDougall, Joy E Lawn, Anuradha Gupta, Mariam Claeson, Yogan Pillay, Carole Presern, Martina Baye Lukong, Gillian Mann, Marijke Wijnroks, Kishwar Azad, Katherine Taylor, Allison Beattie, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Mickey Chopra
Remarkable progress has been made towards halving of maternal deaths and deaths of children aged 1-59 months, although the task is incomplete. Newborn deaths and stillbirths were largely invisible in the Millennium Development Goals, and have continued to fall between maternal and child health efforts, with much slower reduction. This Series and the Every Newborn Action Plan outline mortality goals for newborn babies (ten or fewer per 1000 livebirths) and stillbirths (ten or fewer per 1000 total births) by 2035, aligning with A Promise Renewed target for children and the vision of Every Woman Every Child...
August 2, 2014: Lancet
Laura Cornelsen, Rosemary Green, Alan Dangour, Richard Smith
Increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity has led policy-makers to consider health-related taxes to limit the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages. Such taxes are currently already in place in countries in Europe (e.g. Hungary, France and Finland) and in various states in the USA. Although these taxes are possibly efficient in reducing by a small amount the consumption of targeted products if the tax is fully transmitted to the consumer, there is too little available evidence on what will be consumed instead and whether these food substitutions undermine the hoped-for health benefits of the tax...
March 2015: Journal of Public Health
Yael Lehmann, Karen Glanz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2014: Health Affairs
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