Having a hard time navigating health care policy changes? Panelists at @nejmcatalyst roundtable offer some help

NEJM's Catalyst has posted video and text from an roundtable on navigating health care policy, this part about  about SOD - social determinants of health. Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says the Kaiser Permanente approach is "thrilling...the models are surfacing." Panel discussion with @donberwick @MelindaBBuntin Patrick Conway, Raymond Vara & @edprewitt touches … Continue reading Having a hard time navigating health care policy changes? Panelists at @nejmcatalyst roundtable offer some help

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Move over Cheetos. More fresh produce comes to Lawrence, Massachusetts bodegas.

A Bodega from Samuel R. Mendez on Vimeo. This fun video came up during a search for a Metro story in this morning's Globe. LAWRENCE — Bodegas are an integral part of Latino community life in this racially and culturally diverse city of more than 80,200. There are at least 85 such sundry shops in … Continue reading Move over Cheetos. More fresh produce comes to Lawrence, Massachusetts bodegas.

Kaiser Health News –Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

Charlie Baker signed s law last week that "that gives courts the authority to strip weapons from people who have been identified by their families as a danger to themselves or others. the new statute strengthens already strict gun laws and makes Massachusetts the latest state to respond to a national spate of mass shootings … Continue reading Kaiser Health News –Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns

Registration is open for Midsummer Nights’ Science

Four lectures at the Broad in Cambridge. Air conditioning. Food. Word has gotten out so, you need to register. Who gets PTSD and what helps Karestan Koenen Media reports of traumatic events such as sexual assaults, terrorist attacks, and catastrophic disasters have become commonplace. While many people think of post traumatic stress disorder in relation … Continue reading Registration is open for Midsummer Nights’ Science

HSPH video: Do cooking oils present a health risk?

From the Harvard School of Public Health https://youtu.be/cRwLXsVmFzc

STAT: MIT study says maybe we don’t spend so much on dying patients

Another piece of conventional wisdom challenged. From STAT. Maybe you have heard the refrain before: The U.S. spends too much money on the dying. Every year, 5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries die, but one-quarter of spending occurs in the last year of life. Side by side, these stats have fed a widely held belief that, … Continue reading STAT: MIT study says maybe we don’t spend so much on dying patients

Interested in a career in public health? Lowell Community Health Center is hiring medical assistants and nurses.

Didn't post until after yesterday's session, but FYI.