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Peru providing its citizens with free solar power

3 days agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. “This program is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health."From the Wall Street Journal channel, via Minds.

An Animated BBC Promo Featuring Three Pigeons Wreaking Havoc on a Newly Washed Car

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In a 2011 animated promo for BBC health program Headroom, a trio of pigeons unleash their wrath on a newly washed car. via The Presurfer

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death

Andrea Beaton was being practical. One of the final requirements of the global health track of her general pediatric residency program was spending eight weeks working in a developing country. Knowing that a leader at her next employer...Show More Summary

Saying good bye to the single payer dream

Any public health financing program has a couple of major moving parts that must be resolved in order for the program to work. a) Who gets covered and how is eligibility determined? b) Who provides the services and how/how much are they paid. c)  How does the money for A and B get raised? The [Read more...]

Study: Food Stamps Boost Child Health And Development

Sadly, the budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Obama cuts $93 billion from the food stamp program. Never mind that the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children works for the betterment of families and children. …a newly published study concludes WIC doesn’t just boost the health of young children and [...]

Televised medical talk shows: Health education or entertainment?

Millions of viewers around the world watch the televised medical talk programs 'The Dr. Oz Show' and 'The Doctors' for medical advice, but how valuable are the recommendations they receive? In a first of its kind study, researchers have...Show More Summary

The New Health Care: Medicaid Rolls Surge Under Affordable Care Act

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

The states that did not expand their programs saw increases in enrollment, and the states that did saw even more. Call it the woodwork effect.

Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute Appoints New Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

The Mount Sinai Health System is pleased to announce that Ron Shapiro, MD, is the new surgical director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital's Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute.

Televised medical talk shows: Health education or entertainment?

(Edmonton) For millions of people around the world, televised medical talk shows have become a daily viewing ritual. Programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors have attracted massive followings as charismatic hosts discuss new medical research and therapies while offering viewers their own recommendations for better health. Show More Summary

For People With HIV, Home Nursing Care Might Just Save Your Life

Andresa Person, manager of HIV program development at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, says home health care is actually helping people with HIV live longer (healthier) lives. We asked her to explain. read more

Dear Governors: Electric Vehicle Policies Will Help You Succeed

As current and recently-elected governors consider which issues to prioritize in their new terms, electric vehicle policies should be on the list. Why? These programs will help them address environmental, health, and economic issuesShow More Summary

Relief for Rural Health Workers in Malawi

By Andrew Hauli, Health Center Manager, VillageReach Pharmacy Assistant Program VillageReach is a global health innovator that develops, tests, implements and scales new solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resourceShow More Summary

Health coaching paired with gym membership works best for obese people with mental illness

LEBANON, NH - A health promotion program, called In SHAPE, specifically designed for people with serious mental illness, produced more fit participants and significant weight loss than a control group where participants only received a gym membership. read more

Medicare vs. National Health Care: How U.S. Seniors Do in Cross-National Perspective

“We need to get rid of Obamacare,” says Ed Gillispie in a NYT op-ed. The reason: Obamacare’s “gravitational pull toward a single-payer system that would essentially supplant private insurance with a government program.”Gillespie, who lays out his credentials at the start of the article – he ran for Senate in Virginia and lost – notes […]

More Renewable Energy Means Healthier Forests

Harvesting biomass from forests is not only helping those forests’ health, it’s helping the country achieve energy independence. This news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) has removed 200,000 tons of biomass that could have been a fire risk and was turned into biofuels. Show More Summary

CIA Health Professionals’ Role in Systematic Torture, Including ‘Human Subjects Research’

An organization of United States health professionals has put out a comprehensive analysis of the role US health professionals played in the CIA torture program. The analysis, stemming from the US Senate intelligence committee’s executive...Show More Summary

Worksite health promotion programs: Why don't people participate?

Worksite health promotion (WHP) programs are designed to help identify and address health and lifestyle issues, and are offered by 40–75% of employers in Europe and the US. But research suggests that a high proportion (50–75%) of workers do not participate. Show More Summary

Barbara Bush: Global Health Corps -- A Conversation

Barbara Bush CEO & Co-Founder, Global Health Corps According to the United Nation's Foundation: "Before joining Global Health Corps' founding team in 2008, Barbara worked in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt,...Show More Summary

With Hospitals Under Stress, Tennessee’s Governor Pursues Medicaid Expansion

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

Gov. Bill Haslam proposed using federal funds to cover 200,000 low-income residents through their employer’s health insurance plan or the state’s Medicaid program.

Outreach program gets cessation help to smokers of low socioeconomic status

A strategy that relied on electronic health records (EHRs) to identify smokers and interactive voice-response telephone calls to reach them may help promote tobacco cessation efforts among smokers of low-socioeconomic status (SES), according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. read more

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