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The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels, which are themselves influenced by policy choices.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published this issue brief about the financial condition and health care burdens of people in deep poverty. 240 more words
This New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/science/colorados-push-against-teenage-pregnancies-is-a-startling-success.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2 asks the following question: “If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years… would those women choose them?” The answer? 912 more words
“Disease will not listen to me”
The last time I worked in an emergency department I was eight months pregnant: a hopeful young doctor with a stethoscope round my neck, a bulging belly under my blue scrubs, and a newfound respect for anyone whose job requires them to be on their feet for ten hours a day. 1,317 more words
TORONTO — Children living or born in poorer or more polluted Toronto neighbourhoods are more likely to develop childhood asthma, new research suggests.
Researchers from St. 297 more words