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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) and Lawyers Run Amok by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 10:02pm The Disease Management Care Blog received a DMAA email containing this press release today. It calls for a moratorium in "GINA regulation implementation." What's this about you ask? The DMCB at your service. GINA is part of the logarithmically expanding blob of Washington D.C. acronyms. This particular one refers to the 'Gen ... Read on »
Balancing act: Promoting health and wellness by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 9:52am by Scott Kashman As a healthcare executive I often wonder how far is appropriate to promote health and wellness in the workplace. Is it serving as a role model? Is it offering healthier options? Is it something we should just leave alone? A couple of weeks ago I was swimming next to a guy named Marion. He told me he was training for ... Read on »
A Brainy Health Wonk Review on Health Reform, the Affordable Care Act and Lots More! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 Aug 2012 10:45pm Welcome to the Disease Management Care Blog, your host for this edition of the Health Wonk Review. This is a linked summary of the latest and best postings from an informal community of health policy bloggers with informed insights that readers, business leaders, academics and policymakers won't find anywhere else. We invite you to sit bac ... Read on »
Autism Action NOW! Contact Your MP to Support Bill C-360 An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder) by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Apr 2009 11:11pm Contact your MP - TODAY - and urge him or her to support Bill c-360 An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Canada, like the US and the UK, is experiencing a national autism crisis. In the UK the latest figures report that 1 in 60 children have, or will have, an autism spectrum diagnosis. In the US the figure is ... Read on »
Mental Health America Urges U.S. Health Agencies To Act On Report On Improving Mental Health In Primary Care by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Jul 2008 12:07am Link:Mental Health America Urges U.S. Health Agencies To Act On Report On Improving Mental Health In Primary Care. Mental Health America urged agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement recommendations in a new report on barriers to providing mental health services in primary health care. "While mental hea ... Read on »
Blocking Health Care Reform is Acting out of Fear by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 3:02pm I’ve been trying to understand why as a nation, we are so divided about health care reform. You would think every American would be generous enough to think the guy next door deserved decent health care. You would also think we would be embarrassed to have our issues aired in front of all the other developed countries, like our neighbor Ca ... Read on »
Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 9:36am   The mental health system in the United States is in need of major reform.  The piece that follows is a is a vision for congressional legislation.  Once passed and signed into law, it will serve as a beacon of hope for nations around the world. Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act Protection of Constitutional ... Read on »
Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Oct 2010 7:18am   The mental health system in the United States is in need of major reform.  The piece that follows is a is a vision for congressional legislation.  Once passed and signed into law, it will serve as a beacon of hope for nations around the world. Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act Protection of Consti ... Read on »
Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 02 Jan 2011 10:21pm The mental health system in the United States is in need of major reform. The piece that follows is a is a vision for congressional legislation.  Once passed and signed into law, it will serve as a beacon of hope for nations around the world. Protection of Constitutional Rights Sys ... Read on »
NIEHS Awards Recovery Act Funds to Focus More Research on Health and Safety of Nanomaterials by nih.gov Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 4:00am The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that are used in many everyday products such as sunscreens, cosmetics and electronic ... Read on »