Posts Tagged: health

Late-summer phantoms are just mirages

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: September 2009, Online Exclusive Late-summer phantoms are just mirages Let’s put to rest the fears stoked by our nation’s very hot health reform debate by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Editorial Board Member One need only see a few moments of the sharply differing partisan reactions to President Obama’s healthcare address to CongressRead… Read more »

Drug Information : Patient and Caregiver Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . Five of our drug information FAQs: 1) FAQ: Discounted/Free Medical and Dental Care and Medicines – US and International – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/freemedcare_int.html 2) Pill Identification – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug_id.html 3) FAQ: US Drug Information – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug.html 4) FAQ: International Drug Information – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug_intl.html 5) FAQ: Dietary Supplements, ComplementaryRead… Read more »

Our History of Polite Political Dissent

In 1832 in a political attack on President Jackson’s policies, Congressman William Stanbery of Ohio made allegations against Sam Houston, a native Virginian, former congressman from Tennessee, and Jackson supporter who was in Washington to lobby for better treatment of the Cherokee. Incensed, Houston confronted Stanbery outside his boardinghouse and the argument led to HoustonRead… Read more »

From my friend David Axelrod and the White House

From my friend David Axelrod and the White House by Donna L. Quesinberry, Government Business Examiner Dear Friend, This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important. Across the country we are seeing vigorous debate about health insurance reform. Unfortunately, some of the old tactics weRead… Read more »

Applying Health 2.0 Lessons to the Constituent/Representative Relationship

Provisions in the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the economic stimulus package signed by President Obama Feb. 17, include 19.2 billion dollars in incentive funds for physicians to abandon piecemeal paper-based health records for an electronic systems that will allow for greater efficiency and more indepth data collection for the diagnosis andRead… Read more »

New Food Safety Twitter Channel @USDAFoodSafety

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has launched its first official Twitter channel @USDAFoodSafety (www.twitter.com/USDAFoodSafety). FSIS will provide food safety education and information to followers. The account will be used to share food safety education materials, provide information on recalls and news releases and will be monitored for any questions from other Twitter users.

Become a fan of the NYC Condom – on Facebook.

This is our newest forray into Facebook. It’s fun, so I’m sharing it. Become a fan of the NYC Condom – on Facebook. By visiting the new page you can send e-condoms to your friends, spread the word about safe sex and link to information on where to find condoms. The Health Department will alsoRead… Read more »

National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy — Report now available!

From October 27th through November 3rd, 2008, over 3,000 interested citizens from across the United States and 80 foreign countries participated in a National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy, hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration. Dialogue participants came together in this online forum to tackle the question: How should we expand theRead… Read more »