An Apple a Day?

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Everyone knows this old saw and the implication is that keeping away from a doctor implies that you are healthy. I like the message that healthy eating and living translates to better health, and in fact one of my favorite cartoons depicts a man sitting on his doorstep happily eating an apple with three men… Read more »

Some Good News and Some Bad News

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Since the advent of the Affordable Care Act in 2009 over 20 million previously uninsured people have gained health insurance coverage. This has had a number of positive impacts on access to care and health outcomes which I’ve covered in previous blogs. But as we all know, there have also been challenges. The Supreme Court… Read more »

Children at Risk

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While the scope the opioid crisis has become apparent to most people in this country, most of our broad understanding of the challenges we face are a result of its impact on adults.  Relatively little is known about how children are affected and what we have known is often based either on extrapolation from data… Read more »

More is More, and Less.

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During the debates about healthcare in the last 2 years one argument that was made by Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin against Medicaid expansion was that more people with access to health care resulted in more opioid prescriptions and made the crisis of addiction worse. Most people working in healthcare argued that the origins of… Read more »