All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of...June 20, 2018
As a physician, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of good communication between a patient and their doctor! The National Institutes of Health has a great article titled “Talking to Your Doctor”, that offers great advice and resources which help individuals to take a more active role in their healthcare by communicating more effectively with their provider. Open communication...June 7, 2018
It’s that time of year again when all of us need to be alert to our spring and summer weather conditions, as they can be unpredictable with the risks of thunderstorms, some severe that bring with it lighting, tornadoes and flooding. Temperatures may fluctuate during the course of a day, which reminds us to be prepared for possible dangerous...May 29, 2018
As the new Board Chair of The Alliance for Health Policy, I am excited to invite you to attend our “Health Care Costs in America Summit”, which is Part One of the Alliance’s “2018 Signature Series: Opportunities For Progress”. The Summit will be held on May 24, 2018, at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center...May 10, 2018
Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing: Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’!
The Kaiser Health News’ KHN Morning Briefing is a great resource which provides summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations. As summer approaches, and with more will be people spending more time outdoors, one topic of particular interest, titled “Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’”, reports that the number of vector-born diseases has increased...May 9, 2018
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their national launch of the All of Us Research Program, which will take place on May 6, 2018. The All of Us mission is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. The consortium formed and began its work in July 2016 under the...May 2, 2018