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Articles by Renée Volny Darko, DO, MBA

Renée Volny Darko, DO, MBA
About Renée Volny Darko, DO, MBA

Dr. Darko is a board-certified OB/GYN who currently practices in Pennsylvania. She has contributed to Policy Prescriptions since 2009. Contact: Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Lives are Literally at Stake

In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 women die from breast [...]

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Carrying the Big Stick in Health Policy

In 2004, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) launched the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program, which would publicly report delivered by US hospitals. A recent study investigated quality of care measures and racial/ethnic [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Family planning & Medicaid

Expansion of Medicaid has been one of the most controversial provisions in health reform. With the Supreme Court’s June 2012 ruling that states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion, nearly half the states in the country are leaning towards [...]

August 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Say Goodbye to the Big Gulp

In September 2012, the New York City Board of Health approved a ban on many sweetened beverages in containers over 16 ounces.  If the beverage industry is unsuccessful in contesting this decision, the ban will take effect in March 2013. [...]

October 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

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