But are tricks really better than treats? There’s in fact mixed evidence on...– “Scary tactics” — a post about new studies with a nice Halloween tie-in by Anne Polta in HealthBeats.
In recent years, a growing number of companies have been encouraging workers to...– Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare | Reuters
Trick or Treat? FDA Warns Against Too Much Black... →
Occupy Cancer →
Food for thought.
Post Hospital Stay is Whirlwind of Beds, Programs →
Isabelle Walker’s fellowship project in Homeless in Santa Barbara is the kind of story that can be explored in almost community. See also a story about how difficult recuperation can be for homeless people in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Debate has intensified nationally about whether nonprofit hospitals do enough to...– Public hospitals carry burden of charity care despite big tax breaks for nonprofits by Sandy Kleffman in the Contra Costa Times
The Use of Medicines in the United States: Review... →
Spending on medicine went up in 2010, especially on generics, injectables and biologics. Find this and lots of interesting nuggets in a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
‘There is probably not a person in my job in the other states who was...– Arizona: Don’t allow study to influence flu-shot decision by Stephanie Innes in the Arizona Daily Star
And the day may come when doctors literally prescribe snake oil for heart...– Python Digestion Study Holds Promise for Human Heart Health - NYTimes.com
For most seniors, a small Medicare rate hike -... →
Finally, a bit of good economic news for seniors on Medicare.
Do mammograms really save lives? →
By Anne Polta in Health Beat. Read more about why she blogs.
Any dieter knows that it’s hard to keep off weight you’ve lost. Now...– Good to know. Right? Not your fault! Hormones linked to weight regain - Yahoo! News
Insurers Weigh In on Health Care Law - NYTimes.com →
Health industry to Supremes: Get it over with, please!
Writing about Personal Genomics in the Postgenomic... →
Some great tips here for journalists and bloggers from genetics researcher and writer Misha Angrist, author of “Here is a Human Being.”
RoH member Dr. Darshak Sanghavi made an appearance (near the end of the segment) on NBC Nightly News last night: CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys
How Text Messages Could Be the Future of... →
Read more about the software Medic Mobile uses (and how journalists could use it too) at ReportinongHealth.
Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Video on TED.com (H/T Courtney McNamara)
The author introduces his study by reminding readers of the ‘Twinkie...– Soft Drink Consumption Linked to Youth Violence by Laura Newman for Medscape (free registration required)
The financial crisis and what it means for... →
By Melissa Sweet at Croakey Blog
Officials say India close to wiping out polio -... →
Nice to see a good news story in public health…
Coffee cuts skin cancer risk - The Checkup - The... →
Coffee for the win! Drinking coffee can cut the risk of the most common type of skin cancer by about 20 percent, according to a new study.
‘This is cancer, for Pete’s sake,’ said Dr. William Schaffner,...– Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys and Young Men - NYTimes.com
Covering Poverty: A Tool Kit for Journalists →
Great new resource from University of Georgia…
Robert Reich: The Untimely Death of Long-Term... →
robertreich: The lesson: If a public insurance system has minimum benefits and must pay for itself, it can’t be voluntary. Everyone has to sign up
They say ‘You are what you eat.’ Maybe it should also be, ‘You...– Move to better area tied to less diabetes from Reuters Health.
Who's spending what on health care? →
emilymullin: Check out this interactive graphic by Amednews.com to find out.
Health statistics show link to local economy →
By Andy Miller at Georgia Health News. How does health affect the economy where you live?
The Inside Poop on Cellular Telephone Cleanliness... →
Senate adopts 'flexible' nutrition standards for... →
“New federal nutrition standards scheduled to kick in next September would have limited servings of potatoes and other starchy vegetables to 1 cup per week, the equivalent of two servings,” writes RoH member Julian Pecquet at The Hill’s Healthwatch.
Children’s asthma-related emergency room visits rise in the San Joaquin...– Valley study links ER visits with bad air days - Bakersfield.com by Kellie Schmitt.
Doctors were coached on diagnoses, ex-staff say, by Monica Lam and Christina Jewett
‘There’s no loose change for states to take out of Medicaid,’...– From “Report: Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Minorities” by RoH member Viji Sundaram (left).
Sacramento Bee Editorial: Obama shouldn't be... →
Read more about how health reporters can (and can’t) use the National Practitioner Data Bank at ReportingonHealth.org.
A Tale Of Two Health Plans: Romney Versus Obama :... →
npr: Five ways “Romneycare” and “Obamacare” are similar — and five key differences. Check ‘em out.
CJR’s Assignment Desk, Part I : CJR →
Trudy Lieberman writes: “That’s the name of the game in the new world of hospital conglomerates: reel in the patients wherever you can find them.”
Tired of thinking pink
Breast Cancer: NPR reports on “pink fatigue” amid the heavy marketing of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Cardiologist Who Accused Famed Surgeon of... →
A Northwestern University cardiologist was fired after speaking up about the misdeeds of a famous surgeon. Larry Husten at CardioBrief explains what happened. This is an interesting series of events that is good food for thought as far as accountability, transparency and ethics go in the field of medicine.