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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 are [...]

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

A Policy Prescription for 2016

<<<GO BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGE 3. Gun Violence & Mental Health Some would say that the only thing mental health and gun violence have in common is that politicians keep conflating the two issues. To a small degree, that is correct. [...]

January 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Policy Prescription for 2016

Since the founding of Policy Prescriptions®, I have written an essay on the most important health policy decisions for the year ahead. Last year I suggested a few compromises upon which an Obama White House and a Republican Congress might be wiling [...]

January 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Best Tweets of 2015

The year 2015 has seen remarkable progress for physician-advocates with the elimination of the SGR and the expansion of insurance coverage to over 90% of Americans. Yet, public health aficionados are probably decrying the sad state of affairs with [...]

December 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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