The Boston Globe's series on race focuses on health disparities on Tuesday. Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals … Continue reading Tuesday, Globe series targets racial disparities in health care. Conclusion: The color line exists in sickness as in health.
Should hospitals be gun-free zones? Another shooting -- this one at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire -- is a reminder that they are not. Some think they should be. That can be difficult given the quasi-public nature of hospitals. Others disagree, saying that there should be no-gun free zones. Earlier this summer, the Brooklyn … Continue reading Should #guns be allowed in #hospitals? Is there any way to keep them out?
Register to attend in Boston See Boston Science and Engineering Lectures page for more events this week 4:30 - 6:30. "Income Inequality and Health in America." Boston University U: Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street. Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has … Continue reading Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America
You can't buy it yet, but marijuana is now legal under state law. For the latest on weed law and science, tune in Friday for a Harvard School of Public Health live webcast. Or, watch it via Facebook Live. Send panelists questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us @ForumHSPH #marijuanascience
From Public Radio International At the South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dr. Qiyue Hu conducts a checkup with his patient Jiping Chang. Chang is 76 and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009. He tells me that at the time, he was surprised. That's because “I didn’t have any symptoms. I … Continue reading PRI: #Diabetes undiagnosed in many Asians
Gary Taubes' sugar takedown continued in the NYTimes SundayReview, including reference to the late Fred Stare, founder of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the 1970s Stare was reportedly paid to exonerate sugar in journal supplement, “Sugar in the Diet of Man,” STATNews refers to the case of another Harvard … Continue reading At Harvard, heroes and villians, sugar and supplements