Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

This exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, coming to UMass Medical in the fall: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!  Comics and medicine? LIbrarian Matt Noes explains after a session at Harvard Medical School.@NoetheMatt https://t.co/tAQ8n09Rh7 pic.twitter.com/jdsUQhPJ4Z — Tinker Ready (@tinkerrr) July 24, 2018 A few recommendations from Noes The Bad Doctor  Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: … Continue reading Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.

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UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

Umass doc weights in on this. Also see research from Silent Spring Institute. AAP release here.   From Times: “Because hormones act at low concentrations in our blood, it is not surprising that even low-level exposures to endocrine disrupters can contribute to disease,” said Laura N. Vandenberg, an assistant professor in the department of environmental health … Continue reading UMass doc comments on pediatricians statement re: plastic food containers

This week: Table talks and midsummer science

It may not be not to late to take in this morning session. If not, they'll do it again next week.  The first talk will be Monday, July 16, 2018, at 10 am, at Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambri dge, Massachusetts, USA. It will include special guest researcher Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s. Bring friends and … Continue reading This week: Table talks and midsummer science

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction via KHN and WBUR, in Spanish and English

Study by BMC docs. Story by Martha Bebinger at WBUR See English version below or listen here. Luego de una sobredosis de opioides, solo el 30% recibe tratamiento contra la adicción Martha Bebinger, WBUR Más de 115 estadounidenses mueren al día por sobredosis de opioides. Muchos otros sobreviven gracias al antídoto naloxone. Pero un nuevo … Continue reading After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction via KHN and WBUR, in Spanish and English

Nearly 30 percent of adult Mainers under 65 have pre-existing health conditions

The rest of the New England states are closer to 25 percent. This Kaiser Health News story looks at states that are suing, arguing that the ACA -- including provisions covering pre-existing conditions -- is unconstitutional. States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Shield On Preexisting Conditions Were Axed Harriet Rowan If the Affordable Care … Continue reading Nearly 30 percent of adult Mainers under 65 have pre-existing health conditions

#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.

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