Obamacare’s Secret Success
With little notice, the ACA has racked up a big win – near-universal coverage.
An All-Out War on Alzheimer's at NIH
Phil Gutis is the type of early-stage Alzheimer’s patient who would be most likely to benefit from some of the potential treatments under development.
The American Dream May Help the Poorest Among Us Live Longer. Here’s Why
For Americans who live in communities where prospects for economic advancement are scant, life is not only bleak — it’s shorter too.
Strengthening Healthcare through Patient and Family Engagement in Quality Improvement and Research: A User’s Guide
The guide is primarily intended for patients and family members, acting on their own or within Patient and Family Advisory Councils or other committees, who seek to partner with their healthcare systems to improve care.
Joint Replacement Bundled Payments Losing Their Appeal in BPCI Advanced
Analyses of CMS data on Medicare's largest bundled-payment demonstration suggest providers may have reached the limit of their ability to streamline joint replacement procedures.
Should Physicians “Prescribe” Cannabis?
Despite the rapid changes in the legal status and evidence supporting the use of cannabis to treat a range of conditions, physicians and trainees remain ill-equipped to recognize and advise patients who may benefit medical cannabis.
Social Mobility May Decrease Income-Based Life Expectancy Gap
“While we cannot prove cause and effect, this study – along with others from our group— suggests that hope for a better future may translate into better health.”
Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science
Behavioral Scientist asked "to share your hopes and fears, predictions and warnings, open questions and big ideas."
Aging and the Costs of Long-Term Care
Long-term care demand and costs are rising, and many experts worry we aren’t prepared to meet the aging population’s needs.
Your Chemical Romance
Dominic Sisti, who teaches medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, notes a widely shared view among bioethicists: Certain drugs and pharmaceuticals can and should be used in therapy contexts.
When Variants Are Reclassified—The Importance of Personalized Communication
With the advent of commercial genomic screening, who is ethically responsible for communicating variant reclassification?
Jonathan Moreno On Bioethics And The Transformation Of Health Care In America
Jonathan Moreno discusses "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America."
Millennial Workers Choose Fertility Benefits Over Free Beer
As young employees delay having children, Ping-Pong tables and kombucha have been replaced by coverage for IVF and egg freezing
The F.D.A. Is in Trouble. Here’s How to Fix It
Critics both inside and outside the sprawling agency say that the F.D.A.’s standards have been slipping for some time.
Increasing the Minimum Wage by $1 Could Reduce US Suicide Rates, Study Finds
"It always seems to surprise people that social and economic conditions can impact our health," said Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, who was not part of the research.
U-Haul's Nicotine-Free Hiring Rule Reflects A Trend That Troubles Workers' Advocates
When U-Haul recently announced it will no longer hire people who use nicotine in any form in the 21 states where such hiring policies are legal, the Phoenix-based moving company joined a cadre of companies with nicotine-free hiring policies.
Ezekiel Emanuel Elected to National Academy of Social Insurance
Ezekiel Emanuel is among 64 new members elected to The National Academy of Social Insurance, which advances solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.
Do Bundled Payments Actually Reduce Costs?
Bundled payment models have reduced costs for lower extremity joint replacements, but have had no measurable impact on the costs of other procedures and conditions, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs.