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thelandofhangingthings:

A cup of coffee and back to work.

thelandofhangingthings:

A cup of coffee and back to work.

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Jun 11, 2012
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travislim:

A strong case for increased spending on public health.  Some vigorous dispute over the data in this figure, especially the 10% number in “what makes use healthy”.  The actual metric being used is not fully clear; is it what makes us healthy or what makes us sick?  Years of potential life lost (YPLL) averted?  
Skeptics have cited work by David Cutler et al (NEJM 2006) and Bunker (Int J Epi 2001) that gains in life expectancy since 1950 are thought to be about 50% due to medical care.  But Bunker cautions us that

The data on which the estimates are based are often incomplete, and the estimates are approximations. They are more than speculative and less than precise.

Cutler also notes in another paper:

access to health care cannot explain everything. As several studies show, … the incidence of adverse health conditions is higher among those of lower rank or lower education, even before the health care system has become involved. Moreover, some large changes in access to health care have had only minor effects on health gradients. The introduction of Medicare in 1965 had no clear effects on the mortality of the elderly (Finkelstein and McKnight, 2005), and no effect on U.S. relative to British mortality rates for the relevant age groups. [J Econ Persp 2006]

(via Andrew Sullivan)

travislim:

A strong case for increased spending on public health.  Some vigorous dispute over the data in this figure, especially the 10% number in “what makes use healthy”.  The actual metric being used is not fully clear; is it what makes us healthy or what makes us sick?  Years of potential life lost (YPLL) averted?  

Skeptics have cited work by David Cutler et al (NEJM 2006) and Bunker (Int J Epi 2001) that gains in life expectancy since 1950 are thought to be about 50% due to medical care.  But Bunker cautions us that

The data on which the estimates are based are often incomplete, and the estimates are approximations. They are more than speculative and less than precise.

Cutler also notes in another paper:

access to health care cannot explain everything. As several studies show, … the incidence of adverse health conditions is higher among those of lower rank or lower education, even before the health care system has become involved. Moreover, some large changes in access to health care have had only minor effects on health gradients. The introduction of Medicare in 1965 had no clear effects on the mortality of the elderly (Finkelstein and McKnight, 2005), and no effect on U.S. relative to British mortality rates for the relevant age groups. [J Econ Persp 2006]

(via Andrew Sullivan)

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Mar 6, 2012
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Matthew Dear - Slowdance

jayparkinsonmd:

I saw Matthew Dear at the Bowery Ballroom last night. Black City is one of my favorite records in the past few years. And the show went down as one of the top 10 best shows I’ve ever seen. He’s a performer. So, so good.

Mar 6, 2012
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pubhealth:

From the American Public Health Association.

Just a little inspiration

Feb 29, 2012
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and then I went to med school: Whooping cough vaccination recommended now for all U.S. adults, says panel

andtheniwenttomedschool:

ATLANTA — A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough.

Children have been vaccinated against whooping cough since the 1940s, but a vaccine for adolescents and adults was not licensed until 2005.

Since then, the Advisory Committee on Immunization…

(Source: freep.com)

Feb 21, 2012
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Feb 21, 2012
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An Infectious Disease Compendium. A Persiflagers Guide

bromehomen:

An Infectious Disease Compendium. A Persiflagers Guide
A clinical guide to infectious diseases from a 25 year (years in practice, not my age) ID doc. Purchasing on the Kindle store currently does not allow automatic or other updates. When you buy from Amazon there will be directions in the guide for the web page where you can get free updates. Take Action! Get it immediately!!

The funniest ID doc on the web. I have been listening to his podcasts for years.

Feb 21, 2012
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Feb 21, 2012
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