Tuesday live stream: What to Eat: The Emerging Field of Culinary Medicine

Harvard community can attend. The rest of us can watch on live stream.   "How to blend the joy of cooking with the science of medicine..." What to Eat: The Emerging Field of Culinary Medicine June 19, 2018| NOON-1 P.M. Culinary medicine, a new educational and nutritional approach to improving eating behaviors, focuses on skills such … Continue reading Tuesday live stream: What to Eat: The Emerging Field of Culinary Medicine

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Harvard researcher tells the NYTimes:”How much you spend on medical care depends on what you get, but also where you get it.”

From The Upshot How much you spend on medical care depends on what you get, but also where you get it. Confoundingly to many, the cost of the same procedure on the same patient by the same physician can vary by thousands of dollars depending on whether it’s performed in a hospital, a hospital’s outpatient … Continue reading Harvard researcher tells the NYTimes:”How much you spend on medical care depends on what you get, but also where you get it.”

Writing about ovarian cancer and missing a friend — and science writer –who died from it.

I could not help thinking about my friend Caroline Dopyera when I was working on this story. She died in 1997 from ovarian cancer, not long after this picture was taken.  She was an energetic science writer who came to The News & Observer on a AAAS fellowship and stayed on. This picture was taken … Continue reading Writing about ovarian cancer and missing a friend — and science writer –who died from it.

KHN: In Vermont, Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

From Kaiser Health News By Michelle Andrews A Trump administration effort to shift family planning funding toward groups that may not provide comprehensive services and away from organizations that provide abortions could cripple other federal efforts to curb an explosion in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), some public health officials fear. “This is the perfect storm, … Continue reading KHN: In Vermont, Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

Health insurance premiums going down in Massachusetts for individuals? State says end of federal subsidies will “challenge” this trend.

From the Massachusetts Center for Health Information:  CHIA found that, overall, the individual purchaser market segment experienced decreases in average premiums (-3.4%) and cost-sharing (-8.0%) between 2015 and 2016. CHIA also found that unsubsidized plans experienced higher premium growth and larger cost-sharing increases than ConnectorCare Plan.  (State's subsidized health insurance exchange.) ...Overall financial trends for … Continue reading Health insurance premiums going down in Massachusetts for individuals? State says end of federal subsidies will “challenge” this trend.

Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

An incomplete list, but worth noting.  Suicide rates up --How to get help Treating drug addiction with drugs --Five myths about addiction meds Community hospitals struggle to compete with better-paid rivals For smaller companies, a presence at BIO conference is a big deal STAT: The Gates Foundation rolls outs details of its new biotech, one … Continue reading Rocking the health news at The Boston Globe and STAT.

CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.

Troy Brennan spoke at an event in Boston on digital health and aging Wednesday.  He emphasized that the merger between CVS and Aetna has yet to be approved. But, he outlined the CVS plan to offer more than urgent care. Troyen A. Brennan MD, Exec.VP and CMO of CVS about to speak on" Health Retail … Continue reading CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.