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U.S. Supreme Court: Dentists can't regulate teeth whitening - NY Daily News

A great smackdown of the American dental industry. By the way, did you know that the standard dental advice to see your dentist twice yearly for checkups is meaningless? 88 more words

Population Health

What Would #ThisNurse Say? Consumers, Hospitals & Data Holes

As I return to my analysis of New York Times nursing coverage after a semester break in Brazil, nursing’s recent front-page spread tempted me.  But to discuss… 687 more words


Michael B. Siegel: The Misbegotten Crusade Against E-Cigarettes - WSJ

Certainly, this would not be the first time that the nation’s public health establishment, gilded as it is in a patina of credibility, turned out to be wrong. 112 more words

Health Policy

Cost v value as policy focus

Ezra Klein has a nice post running over the political and policy problems of focusing on “cost reduction” in health care, and instead suggest focusing on the receipt of value for the dollars spent. 436 more words

Health Policy

skinny crazy small

I have a young friend who is using theater for raising public awareness.

Actress and playwright Sylvie Mae Baldwin announces the world premier of her original one-woman play skinny crazy small.  353 more words


JAMA Forum: Reforming the World Health Organization After Ebola

In September 2014, at the height of the West Africa Ebola epidemic, Margaret Chan, MD, DSc, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), downplayed the agency’s role in taking a lead in fighting the outbreak in an interview with the… 1,220 more words

Public Health

Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act as Examples of Public Policy Implementation

Though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains politically controversial and it has not yet been fully implemented, it has been undeniably influential. The impacts it will continue to have on access to health care for the uninsured and underinsured, as well as the affect on health disparities are still unfolding. 453 more words

Health Policy