Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

Students are rolling back into town, and many of them will already be stressed out. Some will try suicide; some will succeed. As the CDC reported this summer, suicide rates are rising. Can suicide be prevented? A top researcher asking that question will be in town Thursday. It's a bit of a hoof and in … Continue reading Talk: Can we predict and #prevent #suicide?

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From Boston — #Sepsis, #ethics and how to waste $5 billion in health dollars.

Not at the same time. Two Boston items. SEPSIS Public Citizen argues that a clinical trial of a new approach to sepsis is unethical. One of the lead investigators is at BIDMC. From NPR: A consumer advocacy organization is asking federal health officials Tuesday to halt a large medical study being conducted at major universities … Continue reading From Boston — #Sepsis, #ethics and how to waste $5 billion in health dollars.

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

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.

How to use interactive graphics to look at #Massachusetts #hospital #quality measures like infection rates. Data for individual hospitals, health care systems and the entire state.

KHN: We hear a lot about our Senator Elizabeth Warren. She wants people to be able to hear more by requiring #Medicare to pay providers to train people on how to use their #hearingaids

From Kaiser Health News: Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill On Hearing Aids May Make The Answer ‘Yes’ Michelle Andrews Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. She ordered them online from a big-box retailer and paid $719 for the pair. But her parents, in their … Continue reading KHN: We hear a lot about our Senator Elizabeth Warren. She wants people to be able to hear more by requiring #Medicare to pay providers to train people on how to use their #hearingaids

KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.