Health Cents Archive: May, 2013

Insurance Exchanges 101

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The Field Clinic welcomes Katheryne Lawrence, a third year law student concentrating in health law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel... Read more

The Red Sox, the Phillies, and Obamacare

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When the Boston Red Sox play the Phillies next week, they will bring more to the series than a winning record and the promise of some exciting... Read more

Angelina Jolie’s lesson for Obamacare

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Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she underwent a double mastectomy to protect against a genetic form of breast cancer inspired widespread... Read more

Let’s talk about childhood obesity

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Not so easy, is it? Childhood obesity affects 1 in every 3 children, but most parents are uncomfortable talking with their children about... Read more

Do federal privacy laws hamper patient safety efforts?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in part to protect private patient health information from disclosure... Read more

A shift toward improving patient safety in medical education

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In recent months, I have been witness to a genuine groundswell of interest in improving the methods in which patient safety measures are taught... Read more

The Battle Against Obamacare Version 5.0

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They tried to vote it down in Congress. Then they tried to convince the Supreme Court that it violates the Constitution. Then they tried to... Read more

Mandatory vaccination saves lives

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Vaccines save lives. It has been proven time and time again for diseases ranging from polio to measles to the flu. The more people a community... Read more