From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

The US has a total of 3300 country and local jails, which in 2012 provided mandatory health services to over 11 million people (Bachelli et…

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Medical Education, Medical practice, and the Government: a vital interface of health care

Medical Education, Medical practice, and the Government: a vital interface of health care

Last week, I was struck by a comment made during the panel of Electronic Health Records. After expanding upon the many positive changes that EHRs…

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A New Look at Palliative Care

A New Look at Palliative Care

Thursday’s class was particularly meaningful to me. As a pre-med student, I have been under the impression that the purpose of medicine is to cure…

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Run to Aid or Run Away? The Legal and Ethical Obligations of the Good Samaritan

Run to Aid or Run Away? The Legal and Ethical Obligations of the Good Samaritan

While listening to the story last week of the cardiac surgeon sitting on a plane who ignored the call to respond to a passenger in…

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Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act

Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act

With the conception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it was predicted that care for mental health would become more accessible and prevent individuals from…

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Rising Costs and Inequitable Access: How Evergreening Inflates Prescription Drug Costs

Rising Costs and Inequitable Access: How Evergreening Inflates Prescription Drug Costs

National health spending in the US has continued to balloon since the 1960s, with seemingly no end in sight. Healthcare spending in 2010 totaled nearly…

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Defensive Medicine

Defensive Medicine

In class last week, Dr. Sara Markowitz spoke to us about current economic issues in the US health care system. Within this context, she outlined…

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