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Liz S.

NY Metro, New York
freelance writer, specializing in health, social policy, and health media issues. Sr. Fellow, Center for Health, Media and; Policy, Hunter College, City Univ. of NY. Adjunct Instructor, Empire State College. Mom, wife, and volunteer with several local organizations. I love helping people learn how... Full Bio
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Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. a ... Read on »
Multiple Lifestyle Interventions May Help Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education image: Robert Wallce, Flickr Creative Commons Physical activity, nutritional guidance, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health risk fa ... Read on »
Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the ... Read on »
Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A new study in the journal CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds that most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet nat ... Read on »
Providers hesitant to discuss end-of-life care with some patients by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Who should discuss end of life care with patients, and when? Providers are unsure when to approach this issue and whether it’s the role of the primary provider or th ... Read on »
Our Aging Eyes by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education excerpted from my post at Covering Health , the blog of Association of Health Care Journalists Sitting in the waiting room of my opthalmologist’s office was an an e ... Read on »
“As the interne… by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education “As the internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting Americans of all ages to news and information, government services, health resources, and opportunities ... Read on »
It’s Heart Health Month by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education I’m not a big fan of designating specific months to promote awareness of specific diseases — after all, disease management and prevention is important year ’round — but it ... Read on »
Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. But getting up and moving ... Read on »
Mark your calendar – 2014 ACA dates to know by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Whether you signed up for a new insurance plan through one of the state exchanges, endured the glitches on the federal web site, or simply plan to keep the health insuranc ... Read on »
Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage? by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education I’ve attended several health conferences over the past couple of months and whether the conversations are about the Affordable Care Act allowing more people to get prevent ... Read on »
Interest in Obamacare slowing increasing by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A new poll from Reuters shows that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” than they did just a month ago. This shift comes i ... Read on »
Long Term Care Commission Report Falls Short by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education This blog post first appeared on HealthCetera, from the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, where I’m a Senior Fellow. The Federal Long Term Care ... Read on »
Corporations Shifting Retirees to Health Exchanges – Is that bad? by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Recent news about several large corporations , including GE, IBM, and Time Warner — shifting retiree health benefits into new private health insurance exchanges has many w ... Read on »
Health Disparities Still Problematic by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that health care inequities are still a serious problem for many Americans, depending upon thei ... Read on »
Want Nail Polish Remover? Better Have ID at CVS by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Life imitates art again. This time, it’s Breaking Bad. CVS Caremark has a new policy aimed at slowing the production of crystal meth. They’re limiting sales of nail polish r ... Read on »
USPSTF Recommends Annual Lung Screening for High RIsk Adults by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Adults at high risk of developing lung cancer – especially smokers – should have low-dose CT scans annually, according to new recommendations by the US Preventive Services ... Read on »
USPSTF Recommends Annual Lung Screening for High Risk Adults by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Adults at high risk of developing lung cancer – especially smokers – should have low-dose CT scans annually, according to new recommendations by the US Preventive Services T ... Read on »
Choosing a Provider, Ethics, and Playing Darts Blindfolded by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Many of the estimated 27-30 million more people who will gain health insurance coverage in January under the Affordable Care Act will go through a process similar to what ... Read on »
Choosing a Provider, Ethics, and Playing Darts Blindfolded by Liz S. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Many of the estimated 27-30 million more people who will gain health insurance coverage in January under the Affordable Care Act will go through a process similar to what I ... Read on »