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Public Health Opportunities for Physicians

http://www.aaem.org/UserFiles/media/aaem-epa-podcast-episode-28.mp3 In this Policy Prescriptions® edition of the AAEM Emergency Physician Advocates: Legal and Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine podcast, Cedric Dark, MD MPH, Assistant Professor [...]

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Poor Lives Matter

A recent paper describes the impact of poverty on various health outcomes and social conditions using an elegant, easy-to understand method. The authors used the 2015 County Health Rankings National Data to determine the five-year averages for [...]

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Treating Baltimore’s Sweet Tooth

At Baltimore’s City Hall this month, I joined dozens of others giving testimony to the City Council’s health committee on a bill that would require warning labels for sugary drinks on advertisements and wherever these products are sold in [...]

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

E-Cigarettes: Harm reduction or just harm?

Electronic cigarettes (or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Service—ENDS) are battery-powered devices that deliver heat to a liquid nicotine-containing solution, creating an inhalable aerosol or vapor. This simple description belies the fact they [...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Democratic Debate Dives Deep into Health Care Topics

We don’t have a literature review for this week so instead I wanted to provide some insights on the recent Democratic Debate held last night. Two main healthcare themes came up for discussion – the future of health reform and gun control [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Providing universal health care in America would be easy if it were free. Sadly, that is not the case. All too often, the general public, doctors and researchers are quick to look for new drugs, devices or technologies as a solution to maximize [...]

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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