I agree with the New York Times editorial board’s response to the most recent mass shootings, as well as Ronald Reagan–that these atrocities–atrocities that occur more than once daily in this country–are not beyond the power of government and politicians to stop. Times columnist Nicholas Kristof points out that we urgently need to develop public health policies that focus notContinue reading “Mass shootings as a public health issue”
Dr Jennifer Conti, a physician, shares her concerns about healthcare sites as targets of violence in the wake of the latest such occurrence: the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting.
This New York Times overview of updated evidence (studies) changing medical recommendations highlights a clinical scenario I encounter often in my emergency practice: that best evidence shows we should no longer treat most acute ear infections with antibiotics.
Expansion of healthcare coverage for young women was associated with improved detection of cervical cancer.
Babies born at the weekend are more likely to die within seven days than those born on weekdays. Source: 3Novices:Babies born at weekend are less likely to survive
I am hopeful that these ominous wake-up calls here and here from the BBC will lead to policy change, especially related to policies that permit widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed. Consumers Union posted a policy summary here and the Center for Disease Control’s website gives a more in-depth look here.