Archive for February, 2016

  • POLITICO Highlights America’s Health Rankings – Spotlight: Prevention Report

    I thought I’d share a brief article on Politico, which highlighted the release of America’s Health Rankings – Spotlight: Prevention Report: OUT TODAY: STATE RANKINGS ON PREVENTIVE CARE. The report, the first in a new series of America’s Health Rankings that will go deeper on discrete state-by-state outcomes, drilling down on differences in access, immunizations and disease prevention. And unsurprisingly, […]
  • I’m Excited to Share the America’s Health Rankings – Spotlight: Prevention Report With All of You!

    I am excited to share with you the new 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Prevention sponsored by United Heath Foundation, which was released in partnership with the American College of Preventive Medicine. The Report takes an in-depth look at preventive measures across all 50 states through the lenses of health care access, immunizations and chronic disease prevention. The objective is to drive […]
  • Research!America and I Applaud the Confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner

    I am very excited that my friend and colleague, Robert Califf, MD, has now been confirmed as the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I fully support the following Statement by Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, especially because of the significance of this appointment for advancing biomedical, translational and health services research:   Statement by Research!America […]
  • I Urge You to Check Out the Newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans From HHS and USDA

    To reflect the most recent science, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) release a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines every five years. Accordingly, in January 2016, they announced the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In a blog posting titled “New Dietary Guidelines Support Healthy Choices for All […]
  • Most of Us Think We Know This … However: Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines

    Like many people, even though I know how important it is to be cautious with expired medicines, I don’t take it seriously enough in my own life or in my communication to patients. To rectify this, I urge you to take a look at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s special feature article, “Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines” , which advises […]
  • Exciting News: The ADA, AMA, CDC and Ad Council Join Forces to Fight Type 2 Diabetes!

    Recently, the American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ad Council joined forces to fight one of our Nation’s biggest public health crises today: the increasing incidence of Type 2 Diabetes.  In their news release, First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes, the organizations touch on the fact the campaign was developed […]