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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.
March 15, 2016
Recovery Road is noteworthy in that it is one of the first television shows to highlight the process of recovery without shining a permanent spotlight on the horrors of addiction.
March 10, 2016
Tobacco was America’s great public health scourge of the past century, but the tobacco control movement was one of its great public health success stories.
March 9, 2016
There have been many changes in U.S. health care over the past 2 years—a trend shared with the broader world.
March 8, 2016
The nation is caught in a flood of chronic pain, opioid use, disability, and death that can be traced to our current approaches to pain.
March 4, 2016
Picture your morning commute. You’re sitting in traffic, shoulders tense. You come to a sudden stop and your coffee spills all over your console. Someone cuts you off. You’re fairly sure you’re going to be late to work…and grumpy when you get there.
March 1, 2016
What does the term "natural” mean to you?
February 25, 2016
In July 2013, the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black came to life. It has since captured the hearts and attention of millions of Americans.
February 23, 2016
Most American families and even health policy experts have never heard of the Aging Network (AN), a loosely organized, community-embedded aggregation of service organizations that provide elders with vital services such as housing repairs, food, and transportation.
February 22, 2016
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an in-depth study of the health and budgetary effects of raising the excise tax on cigarettes. We commented on this study in our blog about the complex economics of disease prevention and longevity.
February 16, 2016
The past few years have seen an explosion of health information resources. From websites to mobile apps, social networks, real-time chat and video platforms, consumers now have access to an abundance of on-demand health information.
February 9, 2016
Effective April 2016, hundreds of hospitals across the country are at financial risk for the results of total joint replacement surgery, not simply for what happens during the hospital stay but for what happens for up to 90 days after the patient is discharged.
February 5, 2016
In a paper from the January 2015 issue of Health Affairs, Abe Dunn and colleagues from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) introduce readers to their innovative new Health Care Satellite Account (HCSA) and use the data to provide insights about the recent slowdown in health spending growth rates.
February 4, 2016
The recent switch to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) from ICD-9 on October 1, 2015, in the United States has been beneficial yet challenging.
February 2, 2016
Too many of Michigan’s children experience a highly preventable dental disease known as early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth decay among children younger than 6 years of age.