At Harvard, heroes and villians, sugar and supplements

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

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Is response time the best way to judge ambulance services?

Tom Kimball, described as a Boston-area paramedic who will be  attending medical school this fall posed that question in a Boston Globe opinion piece this weekend.  Many cities and towns in Massachusetts still judge the performance of their ambulance services using metrics like response times, which can miss the point. An additional two minutes waiting … Continue reading Is response time the best way to judge ambulance services?

Tufts talk: #Upstreamist docs look beyond clinic #SDOH

Richi Manchanda came back to Tufts earlier this month to talk about his "upstreamist " approach to health care -- address causes of  patient ills  before they start drowning in health problems. Usually, that involves a look into home or work issues -- the so-called social determinants of health. It was a homecoming of sorts. Manchanda … Continue reading Tufts talk: #Upstreamist docs look beyond clinic #SDOH