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Who Gets to Be a Doctor (and what that means for medicine)

I am just about coming to the end of the murky, potholed road that is the medical school application process, and as I limp through these final few steps I think it’s appropriate to look back and think about what kind of process this is, and what it says about medicine as a profession. 1,372 more words

Social Justice

Creating Healthy Communities by Working Collaboratively

Recently I found a great article on StakeHolderHealth.org where Dr. Denise Koo of the CDC is interviewed about the soon to be launched Community Health Improvement Navigator Website. 291 more words


'Wellness' is not about health

The recent exposé of the so-called ‘wellness’ blogger, Belle Gibson, is nothing more than ripping the curtain back on yet another charlatan, playing on people’s hopes and fears. 515 more words

Social Justice

Population Health: An Informal Conversation with National Leaders

Yesterday I attended a panel discussion at Duke University Medical Center: “Population Health: An Informal Conversation with National Leaders.” The panel was made up of steering committee members from A Practical Playbook – a joint initiative of the CDC, de Beaumont Foundation and Duke Community & Family Medicine. 209 more words

Population Health

Health Economics

I was delighted to read this article in the April 16th edition of the Toronto Star that informs the public about the link between poverty and health and hopefully promotes healthcare literacy about the Social Determinants of Health (a topic I explored in my posting Introducing The Aggregate Patient – shortlink to that is: … 938 more words

A Patient Voice

Nature News: Stress of growing up poor can hurt brain development

This is a very disturbing though not surprising article from Nature News.


“The stress of growing up poor can hurt a child’s brain development starting before birth, research suggests — and even very small differences in income can have major effects on the brain. 193 more words