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Nature Bats Last: A Warming Earth Will Exact Adverse Health Effects But Our Responsibilities Are...?
May 25, 2016
This past April 4th, the White House released a report titled, "The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment."
May 24, 2016
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and Altarum and NMAC are joining forces to spread the word about viral hepatitis, particularly in minority communities.
May 17, 2016
Saturday morning, my Facebook Messenger pinged me with a note from a friend who was asking for prayer. I received a text message from her immediately afterward with more details: her 26-year-old grandson had been rushed to the hospital after overdosing on heroin.
May 12, 2016
May is Lupus Awareness Month—31 days that are nationally recognized for raising awareness and understanding of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects at least 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. For me, these 31 days are a time to reflect on just one individual’s journey with this disease—my mother’s.
April 28, 2016
The 2016 legislative sessions in several of the nation’s state houses have considered or will consider bills that deal with the existential imperfections of an important section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 2706, called “Non-discrimination in health care.”
April 26, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 the Older Americans Act (OAA) was reauthorized for three years – an important bipartisan accomplishment.
April 19, 2016
They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
April 14, 2016
In a poignant video released in 2014, Person-Centered Matters, Lon Pinkowitz shared his personal perspective as a caregiver to his father living with dementia.
April 12, 2016
Nearly two months ago, TFAH joined a chorus of public health advocates in calling for additional policies, research, funding, and capacity to prepare for Zika and other emerging outbreaks.
April 5, 2016
Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.
March 31, 2016
Throughout the globe, the number of elderly individuals continues to increase, with a concomitant rise in life span.
March 29, 2016
In November of 2014, The Joint Commission issued a Clarification of the Pain Management Standard. The document, which followed an extensive re-review of the literature, marked the most significant opening for integrative and nonpharmacologic approaches in U.S. pain treatment.
March 24, 2016
Men’s health is surely one of the most significant public health problems to have been largely overlooked by policymakers and practitioners. This is despite the clear evidence of poor outcomes for men.
March 17, 2016
In the last month, three separate bipartisan groups—the Bipartisan Policy Center, LeadingAge, and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative—released recommendations about how to help working Americans better prepare for their future long-term care needs and associated costs.