Category Archives: Health reform


While Congress Maintains Its Perpetual Impasse, Children Face the Threat of Losing their Health Insurance

We are all well aware of the many attempts made by Congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It consumed Congress’ time and focus for months, and ultimately fizzled with unsuccessful votes to change the law. While Republicans were busy trying to take away health insurance from millions of Americans and make […]

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Gene Editing: The Health and Ethical Implications

  DNA editing carries profound implications for basic science, medicine, and many other fields.  Gene editing can be used for a variety of different things including research, to treat disease, and for biotechnology.  Gene editing can be used to change the DNA in cells or organisms to understand their biology and how they work.  Genome […]

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Uber Accessible: How Health Care Providers are Partnering with Ride-Share Companies to Improve Transportation for Non-Emergency Care

  More and more, technology is becoming a part of our everyday lives.  Increases in technology can have both positive and negative impacts.  We now live in a world where we can order anything, including food and car services on our phones.  Recently, ride share programs such as Uber and Lyft are partnering with medical […]

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House Appropriations Committee passes FY2018 health services budget bill that offers no additional funding for HIV or viral hepatitis initiatives; does not acknowledge the rising rates of Hepatitis C infections in the U.S.

In a vote that followed party lines, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY2018 Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on July 20, 2017. The bill rejects most of the proposed cuts to health services recommended by the current Administration, but does little to boost funding for health services that desperately […]

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How the Built Environment Can Impact your Health

Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator.  However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work.  This blog post examines how public health is […]

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