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  • Can claims data crack the health care cost riddle?

    WASHINGTON Nearly a decade before the Affordable Care Act, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and a few other states began creating all-payer claims databases (APCDs). Acting as trusted third parties, they required all commercial insurance...
  • Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food

    Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food
    In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption. These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
  • Calif. Senate votes to reduce penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    The state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would reduce the penalty for possession of crack cocaine for sale to the same as that for powder cocaine and make it easier to get probation for both. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her...
  • Too many caregivers go it alone

    History is repeating itself in my family. My mother has Parkinson's disease, and my father is her caregiver. Forty years ago, my mom was the caregiver for her own mother, who had advanced Parkinson's disease and dementia. I didn't know my grandmother...
  • Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly — sometimes even daily — with antibiotic-laced food and...
  • Are energy drinks the next to be banned from motorsports sponsorship?

     
    Filed under: Motorsports, Motorcycle, Racing, Read This Like it or not, when it comes to brass tacks, motorsports is a business. To keep racing, the teams need to make money, and, generally speaking, the winnings from a victory aren't going to cover the...
  • When caring for a loved one, too many caregivers go it alone

    Harvard Health Blog History is repeating itself in my family. My mother has Parkinson's disease, and my father is her caregiver. Forty years ago, my mom was the caregiver for her own mother, who had advanced Parkinson's disease and dementia. I didn't...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger. If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
  • One gun every 30 days is more than enough to allow for the exercise of 2nd Amendment rights, so Chicago ought to go ahead and impose that limit

     
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all,......
  • Legislators Should Dump Doctor Dictate

    Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously. Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
  • Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research

    Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research
    With nearly 3% of American men over 40 boosting their testosterone levels with a prescription supplement, the financial and public health stakes couldn't be higher. But in increasing numbers, physicians are complaining that research on the safety of...