#GraphicMedicine conference in Vermont, sponsored by Dr. Seuss

Not really. It is sponsored by the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, named for donor Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

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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

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

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

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.”

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