Archive for March, 2016

  • New Study Shows Why Women Need To Focus On Prevention Earlier In Life

    A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health titled, “Disability-Free Life Expectancy Over 30 Years: A Growing Female Disadvantage in the US Population”, indicated that while women may have a longer life expectancy than men, they are living those years with the burden of disabilities. The authors conclude that public health measures that postpone disabilities in older women will […]
  • Interesting Article From NIH’s Dr. Francis Collins About the Importance of Basic Science Research

    My colleague and friend, Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, co-authored a letter in Science confirming NIH’s continued support of basic research. The letter explains that the pursuit of fundamental knowledge is essential for the achievement of medical advances, and in turn, a healthier future. Please take the time to read the Letter titled, […]
  • Do You Know the Relationship Between Diabetes and Tobacco Use?

    We are already aware of the serious health risks involved with smoking and tobacco use, and the negative impact they have on vital body organs including the lungs and heart. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an article titled, “Diabetes and Tobacco Use”, which indicates that smoking can increase a person’s risk for Type 2 diabetes. As […]
  • For All Of You Interested In Disparities: Check This Out!

    We have known for a long time that poor people and people of color suffer disproportionately from key preventable risk factors such as tobacco. A recent issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes an article titled, “The Proposal for Smoke-Free Public Housing – Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities for 2 Million Residents”, which many will find useful as […]
  • National Academies of Medicine Report on End of Life Care … Making the Right Decisions

    The National Academies of Medicine (formerly, the Institute of Medicine) released a consensus report, “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life“, which provides relevant findings from  committee experts who concluded that “improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through […]