A study came out last week that compared emergency department physicians on their opioid prescribing patterns. They found that different physicians, even within the same hospital, could have wildly different rates of opioid prescribing patterns,
Following up from the end of last year, I thought it would be fun to predict what I think the next 12 months will have in store for us. So lets get to it! 1.
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The Affordable Care Act was a landmark piece of legislation for the United States. While most other G-20 countries already have some form of universal healthcare (either through a single payer system, or mandatory insurance
Our current way of dealing with poverty is inefficient at best, with mountains of forms, paperwork, weighed down by bureaucracy and procedures. At worst, it’s stigmatising and judgemental, keeping people in poverty rather than giving
Ed Note: The below is an announcement from Health Promotion Ontario Event: Health Promotion Ontario 2016 Conference Date: October 18-19, 2016 Venue: The Canadian Museum of Nature Location: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Come celebrate
Last week, Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a “soda tax.” While other cities have tried and ultimately failed to pass similar pieces of legislation, Philadelphia was successful. So what made Philadelphia different?
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A wise man once said that “mo’ money, mo’ problems” (Wallace, 1997). However, despite increases in supposed problems, one of the major benefits is increased life expectancy. New research published in JAMA last week examined how
One of the most important issues facing public health today is obesity. Worldwide, approximately 30% of adults are obese, and costs around $2 trillion annually. A health concern with complex determinants and many intertwined causes, there’s