Trumping the Affordable Care Act

“On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

However, it is not enough to simply repeal this terrible legislation. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market . . . → Read More: Trumping the Affordable Care Act

Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

Why is so much attention being drawn to lifestyle risks in places where the risk of developing cancer due to environmental factors has already been established?

Toxic refuse has been illegally disposed of for a long time (potentially since the late 1980s) in Campania, a territory in Italy known as Terra dei fuochi (‘Land of . . . → Read More: Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds

“Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds,” The New York Times, Jan. 5, 2016.

The number of uninsured Americans has fallen by an estimated 15 million since 2013, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act. But a new survey, the first detailed study of Americans struggling with medical bills, shows that insurance often . . . → Read More: Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds

Nurse Navigators for Cancer Patients: Do They Help?

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, nurse navigators were not available everywhere, and there were none in my locale. Since there was a multi-hospital, dedicated breast health center, I could, if I chose, schedule visits and coordinate communication with my surgeon, my radiation oncologist, and my medical oncologist through the center rather . . . → Read More: Nurse Navigators for Cancer Patients: Do They Help?

“The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Thirty-four (of over 8,000) blog articles have been hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors and regular OUPblog contributors to represent the Press’s commitment to . . . → Read More: “The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

“Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds,” by Denise Grady, The New York Times.

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step of issuing a “clinical announcement,” a special alert it holds in reserve for advances so important that they should change medical practice. In this case, the . . . → Read More: Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

Families provided $470 billion in unpaid care to loved ones in 2013

“Families provided $470 billion in unpaid care to loved ones in 2013,” by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters.

Family caregivers in the U.S. provided an estimated $470 billion in unpaid medical support and other services to their loved ones in 2013, up from $450 billion five years earlier, according to a recent report from AARP.

Those . . . → Read More: Families provided $470 billion in unpaid care to loved ones in 2013

The Importance of Getting Sick in the Right Place

“The Importance of Getting Sick in the Right Place” by Abigail Zuger MD, The New York Times.

It is increasingly critical for patients to be sick in the right place, and increasingly difficult for them to do so. As the great plates of medical care heave and split in cash-based tectonics, the options are multiplying . . . → Read More: The Importance of Getting Sick in the Right Place

Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus

“Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus” By Amy Schiller, The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

While the ice-bucket challenge did provoke some debate about philanthropic priorities, most didn’t ask the really tough questions. We should ask ourselves how nonprofits, which are devoted to improving the world and extending generosity to others, are so easily able . . . → Read More: Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus

Infographic Shows The Differences Between The Diseases We Donate To, And The Diseases That Kill Us

“Infographic Shows The Differences Between The Diseases We Donate To, And The Diseases That Kill Us.” By Stephen Luntz, IFL Science.

For an article in Vox Julia Belluz created an infographic using figures from the Centers for Disease Control for 2011 to compare how much money is donated to fight various diseases and how many . . . → Read More: Infographic Shows The Differences Between The Diseases We Donate To, And The Diseases That Kill Us

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