The proliferation of products powered by small, button-sized batteries is resulting in increasing numbers of children ending up in the emergency department because of injuries caused by exposure to these batteries. This finding was published in the August 31 issue… Read More ›
Month: August 2012
Outside of elite health policy circles, the tax treatment of health insurance receives less attention than it deserves. It is therefore worth considering how the 2 presidential candidates view this important issue.
The press has focused a lot on the similarities between Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They are both technocratic, they espouse tax cuts, and they believe in a balanced budget. But there is a deeper similarity as well: they both… Read More ›
Eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting back on consumption of meat, cheese, sweetened beverages, and desserts are strategies that may help postmenopausal women lose weight and keep it off, according to a study published today in Journal of the… Read More ›
Being fit in middle life appears protective against developing chronic diseases later in old age and is also associated with living the final 5 years of life with fewer chronic diseases. The findings appear today in the Archives of Internal… Read More ›
As another school year begins, federal health officials reported today that immunization rates among last year’s kindergarteners fell just short of national public health goals. Reports from 47 states and the District of Columbia showed that even though immunization with… Read More ›